It was rumored that the actor would be running for an elective post in his hometown in Naga City.
Enchong Dee clarified that he has no plans of joining politics after rumors circulated that he will be running for an elective post in his hometown in Naga City. In an interview with ABS-CBN News at the press conference of his upcoming film Elise, the actor said that his supposed "political plans" was actually just a joke.
"I was in Sweden nung nagtatanong kung sino sa mga artista ng ABS ang tatakbo for this coming election It was all just a joke within our Star Magic family, not knowing na after ko pala mag-joke, sinabi na ng Star Magic sa news natin na tatakbo ako," he said.
He added, "No, no, no, [I am not running]. Every now and then, I would encounter people from ABS na sinasabi sa akin, sayang na hindi natuloy. I am sorry, it was a joke."
Enchong remarked that he would rather help other people in his own way rather than through politics. "Gusto ko tahimik ang buhay ko. Pakiramdam ko mas marami akong matutulungan kung wala ako sa pulitika talaga, and at least sarili kong pera ang ginagamit ko," he stated.