MANILA, Apr 29 (Mabuhay) — Actress Lovi Poe said she has been meaning to campaign for the adopted daughter of her father in her senatorial bid, but has not been able to due to conflicts in schedule.
The 24-year-old actress explained that she has already spoken with Grace Poe-Llamanzares to arrange her part in the senatorial candidate’s campaign for the May 13 polls.
“Of course, nag-usap narin kami about the schedule, and soon, I’ll be joining them soon. May schedule na, naayos na rin namin,” Lovi said.
She added: “I’m excited na rin to [support Llamanzares], kasi hindi nagtutugma ‘yung mga ano namin eh… may mga shooting din ako, and I’m still shooting with direk Joel (Lamangan) for this film (‘The Bride and the Lover’). At least now, may mga mapupuntahan na ako and I’m excited.”
Llamanzares is the adopted daughter of the late film icon Fernando Poe, Jr. with veteran actress Susan Roces.
Lovi, whose real name is Lourdes Virginia, is the daughter of Poe with former actress Rowena Moran.
Admittedly, the 44-year-old Llamanzares, in an earlier interview, said she and Lovi do not have a close relationship, citing their age gap.
But the former MTRCB chairperson said she appreciated Lovi’s expression of willingness to support her openly in the mid-term elections.
“Talagang hindi ko binalak na isama siya sa kampanya sapagkat baka sasabihin ng tao na ginagamit ko naman siya masyado, ‘di ba? Ngayon biglang kasama ko siya palagi, so, wala akong sinasabi,” Llamanzares was quoted as saying by Manila Bulletin.
“Na-touch ako kasi sa umpisa pa lang ay sinabi niya na, ‘Ate Grace I support you.’ Hanggang Twitter lang naman kami nagsasagutan pero ang totoo naman noon [ay] nagtatanong na siya, ‘How can I help? I want to go around with you,'” she said.
The aspiring senator also belied rumors of her estrangement with her sister. “Para sa akin, wala talagang [away]. She’s always said na she’s ready [to campaign with me] any time but I just want to find the right occasion. Ayoko namang ipilit,” she said. (MNS)