- Many actresses and singers have turned their life in to politics and stepped out of the limelight
- Some of them were Aiko Melendez, Alma Moreno, Vilma Santos and Lucy Torres
- They have showed that they can slay both show business and politics
There are many actors and/or singers who explored their way from show business to politics as reported by Esquire magazine. Some, totally stepped out from the limelight. While some, has showed the world they can do both. KAMI has listed 9 female celebrities who juggled their life through showbiz and politics.
Known to be the ‘Blockbuster Leading Lady’ from late 80’s to 90’s, Aiko Melendez has starred in many films with Richard Gomez, Jomari Yllana and Aga Muhlach. In 2001, Aiko became the Councilor of Quezon City’s 2nd district until 2010. Recently, she had TV shows in ABS-CBN such as Wildflower and Bagani.
Venesa Moreno Lacsamana or Alma Morena is known as a Box Office Actress and she was also a Critically Acclaimed Female Movie Star. She was also known to be in a relationship with actors Joey Marquez, and the late Rudy Fernandez and Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon Sr. Alma served as as former Councilor of Parañaque’s 1st district. She has also tried her luck for mayoralty and senatorial race but she did not succeed. Recently, she had a special participation in ABS-CBN’s soap, ‘Pusong Ligaw’.
Angelica Alarva or Angelica Jones was popularly known as ”Miss Flawless” due to her novelty song with the same title. She has appeared in shows like That’s Entertainment, Magandang Tanghali Bayan and Conan, My Beautician. She is currently a Board Member of Laguna’s 3rd district.
Imelda Papin is a well-known singer in the country. She was labelled as the country’s ‘Sentimental Songstress’ for singing songs such as ‘Isang Linggong Pag-ibig’ at ‘Bakit (Kung Liligaya Ka Sa Piling Ng Iba)’. Back in 1998, she seated as the vice governor of Camarines Sur, Bicol. In 2013, she was disqualified by Commission on Elections to run as congresswoman at first due to residency issues but then they allowed her to run later on.
Jesusa Victoria Garcia Hernandez or known as Lani Mercado-Revilla is an actress for famous movies like My Other Woman and Separada. She served as member of Philippine House of Representatives for Cavite’s 2nd district. Currently, she is the Mayor of Bacoor, Cavite. She is also known to be the wife of Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr.
Lucy Torres-Gomez was known as a model, endorser and actress. Lucy is serving as the representative of 4th District of Ormoc, Leyte since 2010. She was re-elected back in 2016. She married actor Richard Gomez, the Mayor of Ormoc.
Marjorie Barretto is an actress and a sister of Claudine and Gretchen Barretto. She is the mother of Julia Barretto. Marjorie served as the Councilor of Caloocan City’s 2nd district back in 2007 to 2013.
Roselle Nava was labelled as Philippines’ Sentimental Diva and former ABS-CBN’s Supreme Songbird, before Sarah Geronimo. She was popularly known for hits such as Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita, Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita, Huwag Ka Nang Babalik, etc. She is serving as a Councilor of 1st District of Parañaque City since 2010.
Vilma Santos, the country’s Star for All Seasons is also the Box Office Queen of Philippine cinema. She also bagged many acting awards through the years. From 1998 to 2007, Vilma served as a mayor of Lipa, Batangas. In 2007 to 2016, she became the governor of Batangas. Since 2016, she has been serving as a member of House of Representatives in Batanagas. She is married with Senator Ralph Recto.
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