Gerald Anderson believes that being a politician is not a requisite to doing public service.
In a recent interview with the 26-year-old actor, he was asked if entering politics crosses his mind. Laughing, he replied, “Never kong naisip 'yon.”
Gerald then explained, "Bilang artista, nagagawa ko naman lahat na, e.
“Nagagawa ko naman lahat ng ginagawa ng politicians in my own way.
“Nakakatulong ako, nakakapag-inspire ako, feeling ko nga, mas nagagawa ko pa kaysa sa iba, I mean, bilang isang artista lang.”
Gerald also stressed, “Masaya ako sa ganito.”
ENVIRONMENT ADVOCATE. When he's not busy with his showbiz commitments or his favorite hobby basketball, Gerald spends time with the kids of Cottolengo Filipino and Cancer Warriors.
In his previous birthdays, Gerald brought these kids to a zoo and, most recently, to Ocean Adventure.
This became one of the reasons the marine attraction in Subic has chosen the Kapamilya actor to be its first celebrity ambassador.
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As an ambassador, Gerald told the reporters who attended Ocean Adventure's press conference, “I want to promote it in the best positive ways, promote the educational part of Ocean Adventure.
“Kumbaga, kung sa normal eye, people go there to see how the dolphins and the sea lions do the trick.
“At the same time, tinuturuan kayo...how they live, how they eat, you know, very educational.”
Gerald also mentioned that he's eyeing a tie-up project with the park for the kids of Cottolengo Filipino and Cancer Warriors.
“Kakaiba 'yong reaction ng mga bata noong nakita nila 'yong mga sealions, mga dolphins, kasi you can see na kahit may cancer sila and they're going through something, their faces will brighten up when they see these beautiful animals.”
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SEARCH-AND-RESCUE DOGS. Aside from his charitable activities, Gerald Anderson is currently organizing a foundation, which will include a "K9 search and rescue" among its project.
“Nakita niyo naman po na mahilig ako sa mga animals,” said Gerald.
“Mahilig ako sa dogs kaya K9 search and rescue.
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“Ang dami pong calamities, ang dami pong nangyayari sa bansa natin na parang minsan umaasa tayo sa ibang bansa para tumulong sa atin.
“Naisip ko na bakit hindi tayo magtayo ng para sa atin?”
How will the K9 search and rescue project work?
“Kami po 'yong tutulong maghanap sa mga nawawala kasama 'yong mga aso namin. 'Yon po ang pinaka-goal namin and hindi lang po para sa Pinas, kundi para sa buong Asia.”
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