"May mga nakikita ako sa kapaligiran natin, may mga gusto akong baguhin pero di ko magawa kasi wala ako sa posisyon. I'm sure pag nasa posisyon ako, may magagawa ako," says Ai-Ai delas Alas about her decision to enter politics five years from now.

Photo: Jocelyn Dimaculangan

Ai-Ai delas Alas has been in the business of making people laugh for over two decades.

The actress dubbed as Concert Comedy Queen and hailed as Box-Office Queen for 2010 now wants to enter a totally different arena: politics.



During her birthday party for the press held at the Naci restaurant in Greenhills yesterday, November 27, Ai-Ai revealed that she wants to run for public office in 2016.



The actress, who turned 47 years old last November 11, admitted asking Batangas Governor Vilma Santos for advice.



"Sabi ko kasi kay Ate Vi, plano ko tumakbo.

"Sabi niya, 'Kung marami ka pang ginagawa sa show business, marami kang isa-sacrifice pag nag-politika ka na. Kasi ang dami mong iintindihin, lalo na kung mayor ka, parang nanay ka ng buong bayan.'



"Sabi niya, 'Paano mo gagawin yun kung nagsu-showbiz ka at magte-taping ka. So, mahirap talaga.'

"Kaya sabi niya, '[Kung papasok ka sa politika], kailangan hindi ka na busy sa showbiz.'"



Where does she plan to run for office?



"Depende...puwede sa Manila. Taga-Tondo naman ako. Taga-Tondo ako nung bata ako.

"Puwede rin sa Tayuman," Ai-Ai said.



Why does she want to enter politics?



"May mga nakikita ako sa kapaligiran natin, may mga gusto akong baguhin, pero di ko magawa kasi wala ako sa posisyon.

"I'm sure pag nasa posisyon ako, may magagawa ako," she said.

When asked what position she would aspire for, she said: "Hindi mayor.

"Puwedeng councilor or congresswoman...'Wag naman senador, masyadong mataas."



Ai-Ai is giving herself five more years in the entertainment industry.

"Saka mas maganda, sikat ka pa rin. Parang Ate Vi lang ang peg," she said.

CAREER PLAN. When asked about her upcoming projects in 2012, Ai-Ai said, "May soap yata ako, tingin ko fantasy-comedy-drama."



Is she considering transferring to another network?

"May kontrata pa ko sa ABS-CBN...isang taon pa.

"Minsan may desisyon ka na kailangan pag-isipan mo nang maraming beses."

She later added, "Ayoko pag-usapan 'yan kasi may kontrata pa ako at respeto na rin sa nagpapakain sa akin at sa pamilya ko." 

NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY. For now, Ai-Ai is happy taking care of the newest member of the family—a baby boy they call Seth Andrei.

She narrated how he came into their life.



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