Kim Atienza won't go into politics anymore

Posted at 05/25/11 12:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Kim Atienza, “Showtime” host and “TV Patrol’s” resident weatherman, has closed the door on politics.

"I was in politics for about 12 years of my life. Nabigay ko na ang lahat ng dapat kong ibigay sa politika at tapos na 'yun sa buhay ko," said Atienza, son of former Manila mayor Jose "Lito" Atienza Jr.

He made the statement in response to a viewer's question if he has plans to go back to politics.

The question was part of "Showbiz News Ngayon"'s Tanong All U Can segment.

Atienza, who previously held the post of councilor of Manila's 5th district for 3 terms, said that right now he is enjoying his life as a TV personality, which he would rather be than be a mayor or a senator.

"Ngayon nandito ako sa telebisyon. Talagang enjoy ako sa pagiging Kuya Kim. I'd rather be Kuya Kim than Mayor Kim, Senator Kim or President Kim," Atienza said.

Aside from hosting "Showtime," Atienza is also hosting his trivia show "Matanglawin."

Atienza started his TV career when he joined "TV Patrol" in 2004, taking over the post of the late weatherman Ernie Baron.

In 2005, he joined the morning show "Magandang Umaga Pilipinas" on ABS-CBN.