Richard Gomez Loses Mayoralty Race In Ormoc CityLife goes on for actor Richard Gomez even though he lost the mayoralty race in Ormoc City in Leyte province.
This was the third time that Gomez lost in the elections. He run as senator in 2007, as congressman in 2010 (he was disqualified) and as mayor in 2013.
Gomez said it's okay that he lost since his wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez, won a second term in Congress.
“Okay naman... si Lucy won but I lost, but that’s the game. Ganun talaga, e, life goes on. You have to start on your own, you have to move on, kailangang mabuhay."
"We’re here for public service, pero ngayon we have to make people happy.”
Torres-Gomez won her second term after continuing her husband's congressional bid in 2010. Her husband said he will continue helping his wife with her duties in the province.
“Yeah, ganun pa rin, tuluy-tuloy. I’ll be helping her."
Gomez is Lucy’s chief of staff.
Asked whether he still plans to pursue a career in politics after failing for the third time, Gomez said he doesn't want to think about that for now.
The actor said he wants to focus on the projects they have for the province.
Meanwhile, Gomez expressed his gratitude that he and loveteam partner Dawn Zulueta won as All-Time Favorite Loveteam on Movies and TV during the 44th Box Office Entertainment Awards last Sunday.
They won after teaming up for ABS-CBN's phenomenal "Walang Hanggan."
“We’re very happy, imagine pinaglagpas na natin ang mga teenagers na loveteam and yet Richard and Dawn is still here."
The two are set to do a movie together entitled "Sugo." However, Gomez said he hasn't signed any contract just yet.
They are now waiting for the movie’s schedule. It was postponed because of the elections.