Kyle Echarri has come a long way from joining The Voice Kids to becoming not just a celebrated singer to being a successful actor as well. But it appears he also has plans to pursue another interest — politics.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Kyle — who plays a political scion in the hit ABS-CBN teleserye Huwag Kang Mangamba — talked about his readiness to vote in the upcoming 2022 elections.
The topic came up after he was asked about the issue tackled on the show which he feels most strongly about.
"One president, one senator, one congressman can really change our future's path as a country."— Miguel Dumaual (@migueldumaual) August 17, 2021
Kyle Echarri, who portrays a political scion in the ABS-CBN series "Huwag Kang Mangamba," calls on fellow youth to exercise their right to vote in 2022. @ABSCBNNews pic.twitter.com/jPqjkmQbjH
“I’m going to segue it to I’m 18 now. I am ready to vote. When it comes to bad politics, it really happens in the world today. Not just the Philippines, but worldwide,” he said.
Meanwhile, he encouraged his fellow youth to exercise their right to vote and emphasized the importance of a single vote.
“Fun fact. For those who don’t know, there’s more millennials in the Philippines than there are registered voters. So, if we all register, I think we all have a chance to really have our voices heard. Remember, one vote is very important. It can get you very far,” he said.
Surprisingly, Kyle said he is thinking about running for politics in the future. “So, that’s where I am. Politics, maybe, I’ll love to do politics in the future when I’m older. Pero siyempre, bata pa ako.”
On why he’s enthusiastic each time politics comes up in conversations, he said: “When you're a kid kasi, you don’t realize how important our future is. You know, you don’t realize how one president, one senator, or one congressman can really change our future’s path as a country.”
Calling on fellow youth to spread the word, he said: “And now, my generation is the most awakened generation where they realize we need to talk about these kinds of topics. If you have any way to spread this word, spread it. Why would you keep it quiet.”
Watch the full interview below:
In the same interview, Kyle said he feels touched about being part of the “Kapamilya Forever Day” last July.
The said event marked the first anniversary since ABS-CBN was forced off the air due to the non-renewal of its broadcast franchise.
“I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. Grabe ‘yung pinagdaanan natin bilang isang network. The strength that we have still to keep on fighting, to serve our purpose for the Filipinos worldwide — to be a part of it, to be a part of history, is amazing,” he said.
Huwag Kang Mangamba airs in the country via Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, TFC, Kapamilya Online Live, iWant TFC, WeTV, at iflix.
Residents outside the Philippines can watch Huwag Kang Mangamba via cable on The Filipino Channel at IPTV.