Annabelle Rama says that she will be part of the campaign trail next year whether she’s running or not.
manager Annabelle Rama remains undecided whether she’s seeking a political seat
for the upcoming 2016 national elections.
“I have one more
week to decide,” said Annabelle in a recent interview in Ricky Lo’s column in The Philippine Star on whether she’s
running for a congressional seat for the third district of Cebu.
Since it’s the same
position she ran for and lost in the 2013 elections, Annabelle added, “Dapat
pag-isipan ko ng mabuti.”
The filing for the Certificate of Candidacy starts on Monday, Oct. 12, and ends on Friday, Oct. 16.
known for her firmness and frankness, confessed that she did learn a thing or
two from her failed attempt into entering politics in the past.
“Be careful who to
trust. Mag-ingat maski sa mga taong kunwari close sa ’yo,
at pati na rin sa mga kamag-anak na hindi naman lahat kampi sa ’yo. Trust
only your immediate family,” she said.
She added that she
also realized that campaigning requires more from a person than just charming
the crowd with handshakes, home visits, and the occasional wave here and there.
“You need money,
money, money,” said Annabelle.
stressed, “But you should be careful who to give money because you can never be
sure kung sino ang talagang loyal sa’yo.”
Although she remains
uncertain if she will be running again, one thing is certain, she will be part
of the campaign season next year.
“I will do that for Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama
who is my first cousin,” she shared.