Angel Locsin on joining politics: ‘Wala sa utak ko yun’

Angel Locsin has made it loud and clear that she has no plans of entering politics. 

During the live Facebook launch of Regal Movies At Home on Friday with former onscreen partner Richard Gutierrez, the actress-philanthropist belied rumors that she will be running for public office amid her charity works and relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. (READ: Angel Locsin sets up air-conditioned sleeping tents for frontliners)

In between updates on what the two stars have been up to, Angel was asked if she is planning on becoming a public servant.

“Public servant naman po kami bilang mga artista, e. I think ‘yung buhay naman namin is very public. Lahat naman ‘to ginagawa namin, hindi lang para sa sarili namin, kasi gusto namin magbigay ng entertainment sa mga tao,” she said.

“Pero, politics? Hindi talaga. Sobrang hindi. Wala…Wala sa utak ko ‘yun,” she stressed.

Richard, however, went on to commend Angel by saying, “Si Angel talaga, parang she’s a true leader. She’s a good example, ang dami niyang nai-inspire.”

The Department of Health earlier lauded Angel for her efforts to provide isolation and sanitation tents to several hospitals in the metro and nearby provinces with her fundraiser #UniTentWeStandPH. (READ: Angel Locsin to donate more isolation tents to 38 more hospitals)

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To help solve the overcrowding in hospitals, #UniTENTweStandPH was launched, a campaign YOU all have made possible through 135 hospitals nationwide , 246 tents and PHP 11,359,856.89 in total in just nineteen days. In the beginning our only dream was to provide tents to hospitals for patients, for our frontliners, to address the challenge in overcrowding, and to help lessen the increase of spreading the virus in hospitals, but because you were all so generous and kind, we received from you donations of food, PPEs, aircon and many others kaya naman po dahil sa inyo we were able to give out not only tents but also PPEs and other supplies. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors, tent suppliers, YOU who have shared a part of your hearts through our campaign. You have reached out your helping hands even while you are home and did not only give but sent out love and prayers to those who needed your help. Maraming Salamat po sa lahat ng inyong kabutihan. Sa bawat ospital na naabot at natulungan po ninyo, taos puso po ang aming pasasalamat. Anumang pagsubok ay ating kakayanin basta’t tulong-tulong po tayo at nagkakaisa. TEAM #UniTENTweStandPH now signing off❤️ May the Lord continue to use all of us to be instruments of God’s love and grace. And to all our frontliners, Isang malaking pagsaludo po sa inyo mula sa amin! @dimplesromana @marevmatic2019 @gines.sarangaya @neil_arce

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Last year, Angel was hailed as one of Forbes Asia’s latest Heroes of Philanthropy which honors “outstanding altruists across Asia who are passionate and committed to solving some of the pressing issues in the region”.  

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