Sharon Cuneta's brother Chet to run for Pasay mayor

MANILA, Philippines – Cesar "Chet" Cuneta, the brother of actress Sharon Cuneta, will run for Pasay City mayor in the 2019 elections.

Sharon announced her brother's political plans in an Instagram post on Monday, July 2, saying that he wants to continue the legacy of their late father Pablo Cuneta, who was a longtime mayor of Pasay City.

Sharon posted a photo of them at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office, where her brother registered as a voter in Pasay City. Voter registration for the 2019 polls resumed on Monday and will last until September 29 this year.

"It took us many, many heart-to-heart talks throughout some time to finally come to this decision. And we made sure that when we came to it, it was with all our hearts and souls. Only with the spirit to serve honestly and with our father Pablo's legacy in mind," Sharon wrote on Instagram.

She added that her brother "is giving up his 32 years of his career as a hardworking pilot to serve the people of Pasay City," and she will be "110% behind him."

"He will make sure na ang lahat ng kikitain ng Pasay ay mapupunta sa pagpaganda, pagpapaunlad ng Pasay, at sa mga tao ng Pasay. Ako mismo ay kasama niyang magbabantay," Sharon said.

(He will make sure that all of Pasay's earnings will go toward making the city progressive, and will be for the benefit of the people. I myself will be by his side.)

This morning, I proudly accompanied my brother Chet as he registered at the Comelec. It took us many, many heart-to-heart talks throughout some time to finally come to this decision. And we made sure that when we came to it, it was with all our hearts and souls. Only with the spirit to serve honestly and with our father Pablo’s legacy in mind. Cesar “Chet” Cuneta is running for Mayor of Pasay City. I pray that if you are living in Pasay and reading this, I pray that God touch your heart and support him in these coming elections. I will be 110% behind him, beside him. He is giving up his 32 years of his career as a hard-working pilot to serve the people of Pasay City. He will make sure na ang lahat ng kikitain ng Pasay ay mapupunta sa pagpaganda, pagpapaunlad ng Pasay, at sa mga TAO NG PASAY. AKO MISMO AY KASAMA NIYANG MAGBABANTAY. God bless you all and thanks so much! We love you. Kuya Chet & Sharon. A post shared by ActorSingerPresenter (@reallysharoncuneta) on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:37pm PDT

– Rappler.com