Alma drops plan to run for Senate: report

Posted at 09/06/12 1:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Former sexy star Alma Moreno will not be joining the senatorial race in 2013 anymore, according to the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) on Thursday.

Actress-politician Alma Moreno

According to the PEP report, Moreno is suffering from multiple sclerosis and thus won’t be able to campaign to win a Senate seat because of her illness.

The Mayo Clinic described multiple sclerosis as a "potentially debilitating" disease in which the body's immune system "eats away at the protective sheath that covers your nerves.”

It added that multiple sclerosis “interferes with the communication between your brain and the rest of your body which may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves.”

Just last May, The Philippine Star reported that Moreno is running for senator in the 2013 midterm elections under Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s Bagong LAKAS-CMD.

Moreno is now on her last term as a councilor in Parañaque City. She is also currently the secretary general of the Liga ng Mga Konsehal.