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Vic Sotto on politics: 'Kung kakailanganin ang public service ko, why not?'

With countless blessings and a successful showbiz career, Vic Sotto says it has become his commitment to give back to the needy.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

5/6/2011 8:56 AM
Vic Sotto on politics: 'Kung kakailanganin ang public service ko, why not?'


050611-vic_main.jpgVic Sotto, who recently turned 57, continues to enjoy a successful showbiz career, which is currently spanning more than three decades. The veteran actor had said during his recent birthday that he would rather wish for his loved ones rather than for himself. “Ang mahihiling ko lang ay para sa aking kapwa lalo na para sa mga kabataan. Para sa akin hindi naman ako palahanap. Gusto ko lang ng simpleng buhay, simpleng araw, simpleng pag-iisip sa araw-araw, walang masyadong hindi kumplikado. I really don’t like complications in life, as much as possible I keep things simple.”

On his birthday last April 28, the comedian showed his generosity by giving away school supplies to numerous kids and gave financial support to a children’s foundation on his afternoon show. Vic described his gesture as, “a way of giving back kasi hindi naman puro tanggap ka na lang ng tanggap.” He said that he has been really blessed both in his personal life and professional career which is why he wanted to share his blessings. “I think lahat naman tayo mas gusto ang nagbibigay kesa sa tumatanggap. It’s better to give than to receive, kahit sa boxing, itanong mo kay Manny Pacquiao, it’s better to give than receive,” he joked.

During birthday, Vic was asked if he still had no plans to venture into politics, given his influence and his public service. “I don’t talk about politics. I mean I’d rather talk about giving back to the people para sa ating mga kababayan,” he answered. “’Yung public service pwede kang mag-public service na hindi pumapasok ng pulitika.” The actor-host has previously said that he had no interest to enter politics, but his recent interview suggested that he is slowly considering the idea. “Kung darating ang panahon na kakailanganin ang public service ko ay papasok sa pulitika, why not? Kung sa tingin ko makakatulong ako ng mas maganda, mas maayos, why not? But at this point, ‘di ko naman kailangang pumasok sa pulitika para pumasok sa public service.”