Hindi na bago ang kwento sa mga celebrities na pumapasok sa political arena para maging public servant. Hindi lang nagaganap ito sa Pilipinas kundi pati sa bansa tulad ng US na sina Arnold Schwarzenegger at Clint Eastwood na parehong action stars at producer at naglilingkod sa mga nasasakupan nilang mga lugar.
At dito sa atin halo-halong celebrities at personalities ang tumakbo at naging public servants, may mga singers tulad ni Imelda Papin, comedian tulad ni Herbert Bautista, award winning dramatic actors tulad ni Vilma Santos, and athlete kagaya ni Manny Pacquiao.
Pero hindi mula sa comedy, drama, music or sports nanggaling ang masasabi nating karamihan sa public servants na nahalal at lalo na ang naupo sa prominanteng posisyon sa Philippine government. Sino-sino nga ba ang mga politicians na minsan ay naging mga action stars din?
Name: Joseph Ejército Estrada
Played the lead role in more than 100 movies
Notable Movie/TV Projects: Kandilang Bakal (1957), Lo'Waist Gang (1958), Asiong Salonga (1961)
Public Service: Mayor of San Juan (December 30, 1969 – March 26, 1986), Senator of the Philippines (June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992), Vice President (June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998), President (June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001) and Manila Mayor (June 30, 2013 to present).
Name: Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr.
Notable Movie/TV Projects: Ang Panday, Isang Bala Isang Buhay, Captain Barbell, Resiklo, and Alyas Pogi
Public Service: Governor of Cavite (February 6, 1998 – June 30, 2001), Senator of the Philippines (June 30, 2004 – present)
Name: Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Notable Movie/TV Projects: Sa Kuko ng Agila, Eagle Squad, Estribo Gang, Katas ng Saudi and Magkaibigan
Public Service: Vice Mayor of San Juan (1988–1992), Mayor of San Juan (June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001) and Senator of the Philippines (June 30, 2004-Present)
Name: ER Ejercito
Notable Movie/TV Projects: Hatulan: Bilibid Boys, Notoryus, Birador, Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, El Presidente and Boy Golden
Public Service: Mayor of Pagsanjan, Laguna (June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010), and Governor of Laguna (June 30, 2010 – May 27, 2014)
Name: Lito Lapid
Notable Movie/TV Projects: Leon Guerrero, Kastilyong Buhangin, Ang Sisiw ay Aguila, and Da Best in Da West
Public Service: Vice Governor of Pampanga (1992–1995), Governor of Pampanga (June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004) and Senator of the Philippines (2004-Present)