Award-winning actor Arjo Atayde officially filed his candidacy as Congressman of the First District of Quezon City.
The primary advocacies of Arjo, who is running independently, are healthcare, employment, and education especially in poverty-stricken areas of Quezon City’s First District.
Seen with Atayde are his parents businessman Art Atayde and actress Sylvia Sanchez and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Sylvia, who is recently honored national winner in the Best Actress In A Supporting Role category of the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards for her performance as Barang on ABS-CBN’s on-going inspirational drama Huwag Kang Mangamba, said that she fully supports Arjo’s candidacy.
“Sinabi ko kay Arjo na suportado ko siya,” says the award-winning actress who is widely recognized as Ina Ng Bayan because of her portrayals of various archetypes of the Filipino mother in film and on TV.
“Kung papalarin siyang manalo kailangan niyang magsilbi nang tapat at totoo. ‘Wag na mwag siyang manloloko at magnanakaw dahil ‘pag ginawa niya ‘yun, sasapakin ko siya.”
Arjo on the other hand said, “Pagsisilbihan ko nang tapat ang District 1 ng Quezon City. Hindi ko lolokohin ang aking mga kababayan at hinding hindi ako magnanakaw.”