Coco Martin admits regretting some of his previous political endorsements
He says he's going to be more careful in 2016.
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(SPOT.ph) Coco Martin gets political. In an interview with reporters Thursday night, he admitted that as early as now, some politicians are already approaching him for his endorsement in the coming elections.
He said that should he decide to endorse a candidate, he plans to be more careful about his choice. "Kasi nakakapagod, nakakasawa," he explained. "Parang may mga tao kang tinulungan, tapos magugulat ka na ganoon pala 'yong nangyari. Ayaw ko nang maulit 'yon."
He didn't give any names but admitted that he regretted previous political endorsements. "Pero may mga tinulungan ako na talagang proud ako, like si Sen. [Sonny] Angara. Sobrang proud na proud ako," he said. Coco and fellow ABS-CBN stars Julia Montes and Sarah Geronimo joined Angara's senatorial campaign in 2013.
Coco also gave some insightful thoughts on the elections, saying, "Kung ako ang tatanungin, isa lang ang sasabihin ko: gusto ko lang ng pagbabago. Kumbaga sa kanser, kahit maglagay ka ng bago, pero ganoon pa rin ang sistema nila, kakainin lang 'yan."
He continued, "Kung dadagdagan lang din natin 'yan, uulit lang tayo nang uulit sa mga taong ilalagay natin sa posisyon, walang mangyayari, ganoon pa rin."
The actor was also grilled on the possibility of endorsing Sen. Grace Poe, considering he is currently starring in the upcoming telenovela, Ang Probinsyano, with the senator's mom, Susan Roces. He said it was too early to decide and added, "Bago namin gawin 'tong proyekto, nag-usap-usap po kami nila Tita Susan and mga boss dito sa ABS-CBN. Kinaklaro namin na walang political agenda kung ano man po 'yong proyekto."