"Ito pong pag-eendorso, napakaimportante na pinaniniwalaan mo ang ieendorso mo. Hindi po sa pera-pera lang," defended Sarah Geronimo about the possible negative comments she might get from endorsing vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda.

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Sarah Geronimo is aware that by endorsing vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda, she may face some criticisms from the public.

"Sa business natin na 'to, parang inevitable na po ang mga ganyan, so go lang sila!" the Popstar Princess said during the media junket prepared for her and Senator Legarda last Saturday, March 27, at Annabel's restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City. 

The 21-year-old singer-actress said that Senator Legarda's camp may have asked her parents about the endorsement, but the final decision still came from her. According to Sarah, she accepted the offer because she believes in the advocacies of the lady Senator.

"Siyempre, hindi naman po 'yon matutuloy kung walang consent ko po, di ba, wala ang pirma ko? Personal decision ko po na iendorso si Senator Legarda. Sabi nga po niya, 'yong shared advocacies [namin] na kailangang ma-push pa o mapalaganap," she said.

Sarah is not worried either about experiencing a similar issue that happened between presidential candidate Jamby Madrigal and multi-awarded actress Judy Ann Santos. Senator Jamby Madrigal publicly said she regretted getting a celebrity to endorse her in the 2004 elections. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

"I don't think ganun naman si Senator Loren Legarda," confidently said Sarah. "Ako naman po kasi, naniniwala talaga ako kay Senator Loren Legarda sa magagawa niya sa bansa po natin."

How about the rumors that she received millions of pesos for this political endorsement?

Sarah replied, "Hindi ko po alam ang kinikita ko kasi hindi po ako masyadong concerned po sa perang kinikita ko. Ako po ay nagtratrabaho para sa pamilya ko, para sa pangarap ko. Ito pong pag-eendorso, katulad nga po ng sinabi ko kanina, napakaimportante na pinaniniwalaan mo ang ieendorso mo. Hindi po sa pera-pera lang."

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CHANGING HAIRSTYLE. On another note, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Sarah about her new hairstyle, which she had a week ago through the help of popular hairstylist Jing Monis.

The Kapamilya singer-actress said she decided to trim her hair because, "Para bago naman ang hitsura. Medyo ano na ako... [laughs]." 

She also mentioned that this move is also for a cause. The cut hair was donated to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces such as wigs to financially disadvantaged children "suffering from long-term medical hair loss," like cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

"Siyempre, lahat po tayo gusto nating makatulong in our own little way," she said.

So, there's no truth to rumors that she deliberately cut her hair out of frustration and Jing Monis just had it "repaired"?

Sarah just laughed as she said, "Hindi naman out of frustration. Gusto ko na rin po talagang magpaikli ng hair."