Last week I received this text message:PLS patronize pirated DVD’s so that the Filipino movie industry will die & we will no longer have actors, actresses, nor their spouses running for public office. Pls pass.
And reacted negatively to it.
Pointless ang appeal cuz karamihan sa mga dating artista ay naging TV o telenovela stars na. At ang TV networks na ang nagbui-build up ng mga young stars ngayon (Starstruck? Star Circle Quest? Pinoy Big Brother?).
So in short, wag na matakot sa mga artista. Mas matakot kayo sa mga Telenovela stars, Noontime hosts o Newscasters na tatakbo (o papatakbuhin?) in the future by the GMA Kapuso Party or the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Party.
UPDATE: I have nothing against artistas or TV celebs running for office as long as their are qualified, knows the issues, and has good leadership potential. Kaya nga i am against the extremist idea (proposed by some quarters) of banning artistas--even those without college degrees--from running for public office.