- Noli de Castro has signified that he is withdrawing from the senatorial race
- His official statement indicated that he would be going back to broadcasting, something that he has loved doing for so many years
- When he filed his candidacy, it was under the Aksyon Demokratiko Party, the same party of Isko Moreno
- Recently, Isko became controversial after he openly ranted against Leni Robredo
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Noli De Castro will not be aspiring for a senatorial seat in Halalan 2022 anymore because he has officially withdrawn his candidacy.
The veteran broadcaster, publicized his official statement on the withdrawal on Oct. 13, through his daughter, Kat de Castro.
In Kat's official page, De Castro said that he has decided not to push through with his candidacy for senator.
"Nais kong iparating sa lahat ng aking mga kaibigan at supporters na naghahanda na sanang tumulong sa akin, na nagpasiya akong hindi na ituloy ang aking kandidatura," said De Castro.
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He added that while his decision has changed, his aspirations for the public remains.
"Gayunpaman, HINDI PO NAGBAGO ANG AKING LAYUNIN AT HANGAD PARA SA BAYAN," said the veteran broadcaster.
"Kasabay ng pagdarasal sa Poong Nazareno, napag-isip-isip kong mas makatutulong ako sa pagbibigay ng boses sa ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng pamamahayag," he added.
De Castro promised that he would continue to give fellow Filipinos a voice, especially during these times.
"Patuloy tayong magiging boses ng ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa panahong katulad nito na ang boses na iyon ay nalulunod sa ingay ng pulitika at paggamit ng kapangyarihan para sa sariling interes ng iilan," he said.
In addition, De Castro thanked Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for welcoming him into the party.
His closing statement was, "Ituloy po natin ang pagtutulungan para sa mas malakas na boses ng bayan."
Noli de Castro is one of the most seasoned broadcasters in the Philippines. He also served as the Vice President of the country during the term of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Noli de Castro has bid ABS-CBN his goodbyes and is set to run for senator in the 2022 elections. On Thursday, Oct. 7, the veteran news anchor revealed that it would be his last day on Teleradyo, for the program "Kabayan." De Castro will be joining the party of Isko Moreno, where he would also be running for senator. The former Vice President has been on an 11-year political hiatus and now is set to make a comeback in next year's senatorial race.
The wife of Noli De Castro, Arlene Sinsuat De Castro, passed away at the age of 66. This was confirmed by their daughter, Katherine De Castro, on her social media post.