"I have no fire in my belly!"
These were the words of Boy Abunda as he explained why he is not running for public office in the upcoming elections.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the television host shared that he was offered to run for senator in 2022 but refused to do so.
He added that he does not have the logistical capacity to run for a national post.
"Sabi ko, ‘In all humility, hindi ako handa.’ You need an on-the-ground level political organization and logistics. Wala ako nu’n! I have my own money pero galing ‘yun sa dugo at pawis ko!” he relayed.
Instead of running for the senatorial race, he opted to take on the role of being a supporter of the Ang Probinsyano party-list.
"I said yes because it’s part of my core, probinsyano ako, taga Borongan, Samar ako, maraming galing sa kahirapan at aligned ang values namin sa buhay," he said.
Boy is currently hosting The Best Talk on Kumu.
He is also active on YouTube hosting his segment The Interviewer.