After Senator Chiz Escudero announced that he is running for vice presidency in the 2016 elections, Chiz’s wife Heart Evangelista is also now gearing up for the political campaign. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Heart admitted that she is still not prepared especially for the possible personal attacks against her husband that might take place.
"I don't think anybody is really prepared especially kung hindi naman ako sanay sa ganitong klaseng mundo,” she stated. Nonetheless, Heart is looking forward to showing her support for her husband and for his running mate senator Grace Poe who recently announced her presidential bid. "Although being around Chiz and Senator Grace is very inspiring. Because of that, I'm very excited for this upcoming election," Heart said.
Heart shared that she prayed with Chiz before the latter’s announcement. Chiz also asked Heart about his decision to run before announcing it to the public. “I just prayed with him and siyempre he was thinking before all of this, he would always ask me kung 'Okay ka lang ba? Is this okay for you?’ Siyempre kino-consider din niya 'yung feelings naman.”
The actress remarked that they are hoping that this elections would be different and that instead of mudslinging and bringing each other down, the candidates would be focused on promoting their platform. “Pero we're very hopeful that this election will be different from the others. I hope that imbis na magbatuhan sila ng putik eh pagusapan na lang nila kung ano 'yung mga plataporma nila at hindi siya maging negative at magsiraan."
Heart’s family is also in full support of Chiz’s decision to run. "There was no need for me to convince my parents," she said.