Annabelle Rama feels 'more loved' in politics
MANILA, Philippines -- Congressional aspirant and talent manager Annabelle Rama said she feels more welcome in the world of politics than she does in the entertainment industry.
|Annabelle Rama reaches out her hand to greet a resident of Barangay Mabolo in Cebu. Photo courtesy of Rama's official Facebook page|
At the sidelines of the premiere screening of the romance film "Seduction" on Tuesday, Rama said she has learned to handle "intrigues" related to her bid in the upcoming May mid-term elections.
"At saka para sa 'kin right now parang mas mahal ako ng pulitika kaysa showbiz," she said.
The feisty talent manager is running for Congress under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), to represent the first district of Cebu.
Since announcing her political bid last year, Rama has actively visited parts of Cebu's north district to hold "barangay consultations" with her constituents.
"Araw-araw, sa awa ng Diyos puro pulong at saka handshaking. Four o'clock in the morning gising na ako. Bali sa isang araw, tatlong oras lang tulog ko," she said on Tuesday.
Asked if she plans to devote her time exclusively to her potential career in politics, Rama said she will balance her time to fulfill her responsibilities as congresswoman as well as a talent manager.
"Sa Congress, three days ka lang naman kailangan nandoon eh. Sa ibang araw, sa pagma-manage ko at sa mga constituents ko sa Cebu, kung seswertehin man," she said.