MANILA – Luis Manzano hinted that he is now more serious in weighing his options regarding his plans to run for public office in 2016.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on the sidelines of the premiere night of his movie “Moron 5.2” on Monday, Manzano said Senator Ralph Recto, the husband of his mother Vilma Santos, came up to him right before he left the birthday celebration of the Batangas governor.
“I was with the whole family last night (Sunday) and Tito Ralph, right before leaving, sabi niya ‘You have to swing by very soon. We have to talk politics.’ So we will talk soon,” he said.
Manzano said they just had to postpone their talk to a later date because it was Santos' birthday.
“Nandoon na ['yung plano], medyo seryoso na. Kumbaga, ayaw ko na haluan 'yung kagabi. It was my mom’s birthday, it was her special day,” he said.
But aside from the possibility of venturing into politics, what else awaits Manzano now that he is done shooting for “Moron 5.2”?
“I might do a mock taping of a whole new show this weekend. Hopefully matuloy 'yun. May mga gagawin na kami. I don’t want to preempt anything yet. Kahit 'yung sa akin kasi, nasa grey area pa. I still want everything to fall into place,” he said.
Manzano said he will also be busy with “The Voice of the Philippines” where he is one of the hosts.
“Nandiyan pa rin ang ‘The Voice Season 2.’ Kahit ako nagugulat. Kasi nga sinabi ko na I wasn’t part of the blind auditions. So whenever I’d tape, tinatanong ko sa staff kung kamusta 'yung blind auditions. Sabi nila, ‘Hindi biro 'yung magagaling ngayon.’ Everyone knew na if you step on the stage, you have to bring your A game. Watching it, ang lupit nga,” he said.
Aside from “The Voice of the Philippines,” Manzano also regularly appears on “ASAP” every Sunday.