Mabilis na natanggap ng singer-actor na si Lance Raymundo ang pagkatalo niya sa nakaraang May elections.
Tumakbo si Lance bilang councilor ng Second District ng San Juan City, pero hindi siya sinuwerteng manalo sa unang attempt niya sa politics.
Ayon kay Lance, na nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via Facebook private messaging noong June 6, nakatulong ng malaki para sa kanya ang pagpasok sa mundo ng politics, lalo na sa usaping public service.
“The last election has been a very enriching experience for me and has been a great way of getting my foot into the world of public service.
“I have been able to immerse myself into the lives of people in my neighboring barangays.
“The experience helped me know them better and understand their needs and feel one with them.”
Wala pa man daw sa plano ng Diyos na maging pulitiko siya ngayon, kailangan ay matanggap niya ito at mag-move on.
At kahit daw natalo siya, tuloy pa rin ang anumang nasimulan niya para sa mga taga-San Juan.
Aniya, “It's not yet in God's plan for me to be in position at this moment, so it's a fact that I embrace and accept fully.
“I wanted to share my positivity, inspiration, and knowledge with people.
“[Through] my speeches, house-to-house activities and immersion with the San Juanenos, I was actually able to do that.
“Winning would just be a bonus.”
Gusto ngang ituloy ni Lance ang nasimulan na ng kanyang pamilya sa ngalang ng serbisyo publiko.
“My [immediate] family has been involved in non-political service to the public since I was born.
“So the San Juan people who have gotten close to me won't really miss me.
“Because I'll still be around continuing what my dad, Kuya Rannie [Raymundo] have already started.”
BACK TO BUSINESS. Bukas pa rin daw si Lance na tumakbo ulit sa susunod na eleksyon kaya this year ay mag-e-enrol siya sa kursong public administration sa UP Diliman.
“If the opportunity to run again knocks at my door, I'm sure I will definitely find myself joining again.
“It’s a win-win situation for me because my running was more of a selfless move on my part.”
Dahil nakapagpahinga na siya sa halos tatlong buwan na pangangampanya, ready na siyang bumalik ulit sa trabaho.
Saad niya, “I'm looking forward to getting myself back to my other passion: arts and entertainment.
“I told my agent [Shandii Bacolod] that starting July, I'd like to attend castings for TV/Movie projects.
“Immediately after the elections have concluded, I received endorsement projects from Manny and Pie Calayan, LiveWellMeals, and Mega-C Vitamins.
“So I think that's an excellent way to get my feet back into the business.”