Dingdong Dantes says he’s not running for senator

Dingdong Dantes finally spoke up on the issue of him running for public office.



9/18/2018 1:26 PM
Dingdong Dantes says he’s not running for senator

Photo credit: @dongdantes on IG


Actor Dingdong Dantes finally clarified the issue of plans for him to run for public office through the comment section of Ogie Diaz’s Facebook post on Monday, September 17.


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Ogie, through his Facebook post ‘Mama Ogz Answers,’ recently discussed some political issues and one of them was about Dingdong’s plans to run for senator.

Ogie wrote, "Si Dingdong Dantes, tatakbong Senador, okay ba sa 'yo, Mama Ogs?"
--Oo naman. Sobra. Mas disente kesa sa Pepedederalismo.”

On the comment section, Ogie tagged the actor and expressed his support. However, Dingdong, using a personal Facebook account named Jose Sixto Gonzalez Dantes III replied, “Salamat sa tiwala, Ogie. Pero hindi po ako tatakbong Senador.”


Ogie replied, “Ay sad naman.”

Dingdong is active with his social works and advocacy. A few days ago, his wife Marian Rivera told the press that she will support the actor if ever he decides to run for senator.

READ:Marian Rivera says she will give her full support if husband Dingdong Dantes joins politics

In other news, Dingdong is one of the main cast of the upcoming Vice Ganda movie ‘Fantastica,’ which will be an entry to Metro Manila Film Festival 2018.