Agot Isidro isn't closing doors on 2019 Senate run?
MANILA, Philippines – Even as she insisted that she, in theory, enjoys making movies more, is actress Agot Isidro open to a possible run for the Senate in 2019?
“Ang sarap gumawa ng pelikula. Gawa muna tayo ng pelikula. Ang sarap umarte, especially now that the landscape of filmmaking has changed so parang feeling ko, doon muna ako sa nage-enjoy ako. Parang hindi yata enjoy masyado ang Senado,” she told ABS-CBN news on the sidelines of the 66th FAMAS Awards on Sunday, June 11.
(I enjoy making films. I think let’s focus on making films. I enjoy acting, especially now that the landscape of filmmaking has changed so I feel I should do what I enjoy doing. It seems like the Senate is not enjoyable.)
Isidro, who won best actress for "Changing Partners" during the awards night, is being eyed as a senatorial candidate of the minority Liberal Party (LP).
The actress is known as a staunch anti-Duterte voice, both online and offline. LP president Senator Francis Pangilinan had earlier said they were trying to convince Isidro to join the “resistance slate.” (READ: When artists get political)
Despite the apparent hesitation, the actress seems to not have totally shut the door on a possible Senate run. “I don’t know. But this is where I am right now,” she said.
Aside from Isidro, the LP is considering the following in their slate: incumbent senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno, former representative and LP internal affairs vice president Lorenzo "Erin" Tañada III, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and former Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez.
Twelve Senate slots are up for grabs in the 2019 mid-term elections. The Senate is currently dominated by a PDP-Laban-allied majority. PDP-Laban is the ruling party. – Rappler.com