Regine Velasquez denies stopping husband Ogie Alcasid from entering politics

Regine Velasquez on endorsing political candidates in 2016 elections: "Hindi ako ino-offer-an [mag-endorse ng kandidato] kasi alam naman nila usually hindi ako nag-e-endorse, unless it’s a friend, or alam mo yun."


Regine Velasquez denied speculations that she discouraged her husband Ogie Alcasid from entering politics.

This is in relation to previous reports that Ogie was offered a slot in Liberal Party’s senatorial slate for the 2016 elections, but the Asia’s Songbird supposedly dissuaded him from accepting it.

Regine, for her part, maintained that it was Ogie’s decision not to run for any position in the upcoming national elections.

“You know, hindi totoo ‘yan kasi I’m very supportive.

“I ask him if he wants to run.

"Even if I don’t like him to run, I will support him, and he knows that.

"But he has decided not to talaga.

"He has decided a long time ago that he wants to be a public servant, not an official," Regine said at the presscon of Regine at the Theater concert series, held at Luxent Hotel today, October 6.

As a wife, Regine said that she wouldn’t hinder Ogie from pursuing whatever endeavor that he puts his mind into.

“You can ask him yourself.

“Pero never ako naging, ‘Ay, huwag kang tatakbo.’

“I’m supportive in anything. Kung gusto niya tumakbo, e di susuportahan ko siya,” she added.

Asked if Ogie will be endorsing a presidential bet for the 2016 elections, Regine insists that she’s not in the position to speak for her husband about such matters.

“Siyempre napag-uusapan [namin in private].

“But siyempre pag presscon, I don’t really talk about it.

“It would be best if you ask him personally.

“Although we are husband and wife, meron pa rin namang line pagdating sa mga ganyan.”

As for her own presidential bet, Regine stressed that she doesn’t plan to endorse any political candidates.

The singer-TV host-actress explained, “Hindi ako ino-offer-an [mag-endorse ng kandidato] kasi alam naman nila usually hindi ako nag-e-endorse, unless it’s a friend, or alam mo yun.

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