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Angel Locsin is not running for the 2022 elections, says Neil Arce

Angel Locsin is not running for the 2022 elections, says Neil Arce

ANGEL LOCSIN. The actress says she is no interest in running for office.

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The actress, Neil says, has instead been 'watching TV while corrupt politicians file their COCs'

For the nth time, Angel Locsin is not running for office in the 2022 elections.

The actress’ husband Neil Arce shut down the rumors in an October 5 Instagram story, as posted by Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“To those who accused my wife of wanting to run this election just because she extended help to people in need, well..she’s sitting here in front of me watching TV while corrupt politicians are filing their COCs. What do you have to say for yourselves now?” he said.

While she isn’t one to hold back on sharing her political opinions, Angel has repeatedly denied any interest in running for office. In May 2020, in a livestreamed conversation with Richard Gutierrez, she said that as an actor, she is already a public servant.

She again denied running for office in September 2021. In a vlog, comedian Ogie Diaz said he urged Angel to run for senator, and he read out her response to him: “Maglalagay tayo ng senador na karapat-dapat…hindi ako (We’ll elect a worthy senator…not me).”

At any rate, Angel has shown that one does not need to be an elected official to help people. Throughout the pandemic alone, she has helped raise funds for COVID-19 test kits, and spearheaded an effort to provide sleeping quarters for healthcare frontliners. –