However, the Commission on Elections barred him from running since the Comelec said the actor lacked the required one year residency to join the congressional race.
What does he hope to change when he becomes elected?
“We need to bring in a lot of progress kasi Ormoc is already a city but progress is really minimal.
"Maraming taong walang trabaho, e, yun ang pinaka basic. You have to improve the lives of these people.”
If he wins, will he give up showbiz?
“I’ll have to. Something will have to give in,” he stressed.
Is he willing to do that?
“Sabi ko naman sa kanila [his political rivals] ‘wag silang manggulo sa amin. Why am I entering politics again? Because of our opponents’ decision.”
AGA MUHLACH. How does he feel about Aga Muhlach’s decision to run as congressman for the fourth district of Camarines Sur?
“I’m glad that Aga had a change of heart and that he’s willing to enter public service. Because mataas talaga ang trust rating ng mga artista.
"Kung makaupo siya in position ang marami kang magagawa, another plus na naman yun para sa mga artista.
"Nakikita nila ang mga artista na really hardworking people.”
ON MON-RAYMART-CLAUDINE CONTROVERSY. Richard had the chance to work with Raymart Santiago in the now-defunct GMA-7 sitcom Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita.
Richard revealed that Lucy has filed a bill regarding the airport controversy involving Raymart, his wife Claudine Barretto, and broadcaster Mon Tulfo.
“Alam mo, there are two versions: ang version ni Mon Tulfo at version nina Raymart.
"Ang ginawa namin ni Lucy, to find out the truth, Lucy filed a bill to check kung ano ang laman ng CCTV camera sa airport.
“Kami, we couldn’t believe na may CCTV sa airport but it’s not working. It’s impossible.