On June 6, comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto addressed her ‘around-the-world’ appearances during the campaign rallies for the 2022 elections.
At the media conference for her upcoming sitcom, Tols, Quinto said she only recalled receiving calls from her handler about the appearances when she arrived in the Philippines.
“Actually, dumating nga ako ng basta-basta ng hindi ko alam kaya–si Gorgy tumawag din kay Tita Herms. Parang ako naman, kung saan ang ano, pupunta ako. Hindi ko naman alam na mag-trending kahit saan ako makarating, di ba?”
She also shared her experience campaigning during the 2022 elections while hinting at her plans for the 2028 elections.
“Na-enjoy ko kasi noong nagcampaign, campaign ako sabi ko ganon din pala ang ginagawa eh di magcampaign ako.
“Kung sino ‘yung tatakbong president next election, doon na ko makikisakay.”
She recalled seeing her friends entering politics when she returned to the Philippines.
“‘Yun nga ang isa, Oh push ah, Kino-close ko na lahat ng province na may mga sikat para pag tumakbo ako maraming kapit.
“Naiisip ko, parang walang-wala na talaga eh alam mo ‘yun.
“Parang ang mga artista parang pampulitika talaga ang trabaho eh all day all night. ‘Yun nga lang ang batas. Kaibigan ko, lahat, nasa pulitika na eh. So sabi ko, ‘Aba mahiyain sila, pero noong naging politician sila.'”
She then talked a bit about her citizenship, noting that her priority is the Philippines.
“Parang mahirapan siya pero kung sandali lang naman, kasi six months-six months lang naman ako pwede, green card eh. Kaya hindi pa rin naman ako pwedeng matagal dito. But definitely, priority ko na ang Pilipinas.”
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During the 2022 election campaign, Quinto trended on social media after appearing at several political rallies of different parties. She performed at President-Elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.’s Uniteam campaign rally in Zamboanga City and Manny Pacquiao’s demonstration in Dumaguete City.
As for her project, Quinto stars in the upcoming GTV sitcom directed by Monti Parungao.
The cast includes Kelvin Miranda, Shaun Salvador, Abdul Rahman, Betong Sumaya, Arkin Del Rosario, Raymond Mabute, and Olivia Bihag.
Tols, under the collaboration of GMA Network and Merlion Events Production Inc., premieres on June 25 at 7 p.m. on GTV.