- Vice Ganda admitted that he got offers to run for a senatorial slate in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.
- He joked about running for Presidency after two more elections.
Comedian and It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda may have hinted about his interest in running for a political post in the future.
On Thursday, January 10, the Fantastica star revealed that he was actually offered to run for a senatorial position by one political party.
“Maraming kumukuha nga sa akin, eh. May kumuha sa aking partido [para] sa senador. ‘Sira-ulo ba kayo?’ Sabi, ‘Mananalo ka.’ ‘O, ngayon, ‘pag mananalo, tatakbo?’”
It came as he was having a banter with co-host Jhong Hilario, who happened to be a Makati City councilor.
He said that Jhong has been having difficulties with keeping his image from being a public official, he’s also and actor, dancer, and a noontime show host.
Vice then joked about running for the Presidency in the future.
“Kakandidato talaga akong presidente ng Pilipinas, promise. Dalawang eleksyon pa, kakandidato ako — presidente talaga agad.”
He faced the camera and said that if he wins, it only means one thing.
“Pag nanalo ako, isa lang ibig sabihin nu’n — sira-ulo talaga kayong lahat! Wala talagang kakwenta-kwenta ang mga bumuboto sa Pilipinas. ‘Pag nanalo pa naman ako talaga…”
The comedian added that he has been running his whole life and he just wants to rest. This is in reference to a popular joke comparing Vice to a horse.