Jericho Rosales has reduced his choice for president to two after watching the three presidential debates.
“I have someone in my heart,” he told PEP.ph when asked who he will vote for in the May 9 elections during an interview at the send-off event for Wrangler's #TrueWanderer finalists last night, April 26.
“Pero siyempre, tapos na yung mga last debates and I saw it, and that really strengthened my decision.
“But I'm still choosing, I'm down to two.”
The Kapamilya actor said he's still carefully choosing between the two presidential candidates, who he refused to name.
When asked what are his considerations in choosing the next leader of the country, Jericho enumerated, “I want someone who will really help our economy.
“I want someone with a great heart, someone who will implement rules talaga, and backed up by great organizations and great people.
“The Philippines deserves someone talaga na okay.”
He added, “Alam natin na ang Filipinos ngayon, gusto nila ng drastic change.
“But we also deserve to be there at par with all these Asian countries in terms of yung ekonomiya natin.
“It's so hard.”
Aside from improving the economy, the actor-singer also stressed the importance of education in the next leader's platform.
Jericho explained, “Kung sino yung talagang tao na magdadala sa atin ng napakagandang edukasyon.
“Kung sino yung magdadala sa atin sa taas ng level ng pamumuhay.
“I really strongly believe that education is important.
“When I was young, di ba, na-deprive ng education because mahirap lang kami.
“So, gusto kong dumating yung panahon na lahat ng Pilipino pantay-pantay, lahat ng Pilipino matatalino, lahat ng Pilipino hindi na kinakailangan na mamuhay sa takot.
“Pero mamumuhay tayo nang matalino, na alam natin ang ikagaganda ng magandang gawain natin.”
Jericho is aware that some voters are choosing certain candidates because they are frustrated with the present administration.
However, he said, “I really do pray that hindi lang parang Filipinos will decide dahil pagod na sila.
“It's really a challenge sa atin.
“Sa pagod natin na 'to, dapat isipin pa rin natin talaga ang kinabukasan ng mga anak natin, kinabukasan ng mga bata.”
Jericho also said, “I want someone na may balance ng lahat [has an iron fist, intelligent mind, and a great heart for people].”