Janine Gutierrez said that she has no final decision yet over her preferred presidential candidate in the upcoming May 9 elections.
“Hindi ko pa masabi. Kasi ayoko magsalita ng tapos. Meron pa naman tayong ilang linggo para siguraduhin.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to interview Janine right after the presscon of her upcoming primetime soap, Once Again, held at the 17th floor of GMA Network Center last night, April 21.
Asked if she intentionally veers away from endorsing a political candidate, she replied, “Walang ganun. Personal choice ko lang talaga na gusto ko maging tama yung pagboto ko.”
The 26-year-old actress observed that a lot of netizens have been very vocal in defending their preferred presidential bets in social media.
But she reminds fellow voters to remain respectful whenever they engage in discourse about who deserves to be the next president of the Philippines.
“I admire how people seem to be more passionate now sa election na ito sa pag-defend sa mga candidate nila.
“Pero siyempre, kailangan kapag ganun, yung tamang discourse.
“Hindi yung palaaway, hindi yung nagmumurahan, hindi yung memes na nakakalurky.
“It always has to be a serious discussion kasi ang pinag-uusapan yung future ng bansa.”
With less than two weeks to go before the highly-anticipated national elections, Janine hopes that fellow voters would choose their candidates wisely.
“Matatalino naman yung mga Pilipino, alam naman nila na dapat pag-aralan yung iboboto nila.
“Kahit ano naman malaking desisyon sa buhay mo, kahit pagpili ng boyfriend, kailangan pag-isipan mo nang mabuti.
“So, sana dito sa pagpili pagkapresidente, yung pinaka pinakaaral na decision natin ang gawin.