Reports confirm that Richard Gomez is running for office inthe coming May 2007 elections under the current administration's unity ticket.Goma—as showbiz folks call him—has set his eyes on a seat in the PhilippineSenate.
With his political ambition slowly falling into place, theactor has decided to quit several television commitments like S-Filesand Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita to be able to concentrate in his campaign.
Richard has yet to make any official statement concerning the senatorial race.
Meanwhile, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asks JohnEstrada about Richard's candidacy.
John answers vaguely what he thinks of Richard's decision.
"Well, I think, you know, at the end of the day, desisyonnaman talaga niya ‘yon. But of course, ibinibigay ko naman sa kanya bilang isasa mga totoong kaibigan in and outside show business, sinasabi ko naman ‘yongdumarating sa akin [na mga opinion]. Well-taken naman...Nirerespeto niya rinnaman ‘yong mga minsan may positive, minsan may negative, at alam naman niya‘yon."
He adds, "Of course, I wish him the best. I really hope andpray na sana palarin siya sa larangan na ‘yon."
John also reveals that Richard has already asked him to help in the campaign."Yes, he asked for my help. And yeah, of course! Definitely, wala naman question ‘yon," says John.