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For Gelli de Belen, love for household trumps potential to be a mayor


Gelli de Belen (leftmost) and Agri-Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee in a press con for "Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko" season 2. Images: Facebook/Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko, Hannah Mallorca/INQUIRER.net

Gelli de Belen (leftmost) and Agri-Occasion-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee in a press con for “Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko” season 2. Pictures: Fb/Si Manoy ang Ninong Ko, Hannah Mallorca/INQUIRER.internet

Gelli de Belen doesn’t see herself getting concerned in politics. Regardless of being captivated with public service, de Belen believes that utilizing her platform to increase assist to completely different communities is sufficient.

De Belen, in a press convention with AGRI party-list Rep. Wilbert “Manoy” Lee, firmly mentioned she doesn’t have the makings of a politician as a result of it’s a “24/7 dedication” to the individuals.

“Alam niyo, ‘yung pagtulong na ginagawa ni Manoy, hindi ko kaya. It’s a dedication that’s 24/7. It’s a dedication that’s very difficult… Para sa isang public servant, you want 24/7 dedication,” she mentioned, when requested about the opportunity of getting into politics.

(The form of assist that Manoy extends to the general public, I can’t do it. It’s a dedication that’s 24/7. It’s a dedication that’s very difficult. To be a public servant, you want 24/7 dedication.)

The actress mentioned being a politician would make her lose time for her household and herself, each of which she deeply values.

“Wala kang oras para sa sarili mo. Hindi ka pwedeng, mag-pamilya muna ako. It must be bayan muna. I don’t assume I’ve that dedication but. Or ever,” she mentioned. “Uunahin ko muna ang pamilya ko. Iiiwan ko nalang kay Manoy ang lahat ng mga problemang yan.”

(You don’t have time for your self. You possibly can’t merely say, “I’ve to deal with my household first.” It must be your nation first. I don’t assume I’ve that dedication but. Or ever. I need to prioritize my household. Depart all these issues to Manoy as an alternative.)

Regardless of this, Lee praised de Belen’s ardour for public service, including that she has the potential to be a mayor.

“Kayang kaya ni Gelli na maging mayor ng isang lugar. Might puso si Gelli kaya pwedeng-pwede siyang public servant (Gelli could be a mayor of a city. She has the guts of a public servant),” he mentioned of de Belen.

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On ‘integrity,’ bayanihan spirit

De Belen additionally hoped that “integrity” could be a precedence of public servants on the subject of serving to others. “Sana we can assist sa maayos na paraan, integrity naman. Kasi each time there’s a [public way] of serving to others, it [can] make individuals doubt or hesitate. Let’s be extra [honest] in serving to individuals,” she mentioned.

(I hope we can assist sincerely. Let’s apply integrity. As a result of after we see a public manner of serving to others, it will probably make individuals doubt or hesitate if it’s actual. Allow us to be extra sincere in serving to individuals.)

When requested which group the federal government and different sectors ought to deal with, de Belen mentioned individuals ought to apply bayanihan as an alternative of dedicating their efforts to a sure group.

“Let’s not simply deal with the assistance,” de Belen mentioned in response to INQUIRER.internet. “Gusto naming i-encourage ang mga taong ibalik ang bayanihan. Hindi rin uubra na tayo-tayo na lang palagi… Hindi tayo magkaroon nang maayos na bansa kung tayo-tayo lang palagi.”

(Let’s not simply deal with the assistance. I encourage the individuals to convey again the spirit of bayanihan. Relying solely on ourselves received’t work. Our nation received’t prosper if we merely depend on ourselves.)



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De Belen and Lee are returning because the hosts of the general public service program “Si Manoy Ang Ninong Ko” which is now in its second season. They’re additionally joined by magnificence queen-host Patricia Tumulak.

Among the many present’s particular company embody Andrea Torres and Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Gomez.



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