Veteran journalist Lolit Solis reacted to reports that Dingdong Dantes could go to politics. In Instagram Lolit posted a comment about the news.
She said, “Naku dami na naman natataranta sa balita kung tatakbo bilang senador si Dingdong Dantes ha, Salve. Bakit ba nega iyong iba, samantalang bata pa si Dingdong kita mo na ang passion niya sa pagtulong. Kagaya ni Richard Gomez na ang tagal pangarap mapasok ang pulitika, tingnan mo at isang napakagaling na mayor ngayon ng Ormoc.”
[Many have panicked with the news of Dingdong Dantes running as a senator. Why are you the others negative about it? Dingdong is still a young and you can see his passion for helping. Like Richard Gomez that long dreamed to enter politics, you see now he’s a great mayor of Ormoc.]
Lolit also said that political affiliation has similarities. “Ang mga artista parang next nilang dream sa pulitika na, kasi nga halos pareho ang environment ng showbiz at pulitika, halos iisa ang pulso. Kung sa iba lang naman tao mas trustworthy at may karapatan si Dingdong. Isa siyang tao na may focus sa buhay, may puso sa mga ginagawa, at sabi ko nga trustworthy at honorable.”
[Actors seem to next dream of politics, because it is almost the same as the showbiz and political environment, the pulse is almost the same. If someone else is more trustworthy and entitled than Dingdong, I doubt it. He is a person who has a focus on life, has a heart to do, and I say that is trustworthy and honorable. ]
Lolit also praised Dingdong for his humanity. “Wala pa akong batang artista na nakita na kasing dedicated ni Dingdong pag may gusto siyang gawin, nandun ang focus niya sa gusto niyang mangyari. Sana nga ituloy niya pangarap niyang pagtulong on a larger scale na sinimulan na niya sa kanyang youth foundation.”
[I have not seen a young actor that has the same dedication as he has. Whatever he wants to do, his focus is on what he wants to do. Hopefully he will continue his dream of helping on a larger scale that he has begun in his youth foundation. ]
“At si Dingdong hindi plastic tulad ng iba, magalang, may respeto at hindi inggitero kaya magaan sa kanya ang buhay. Dream big Dingdong, kaya mo iyan, at alam ko you will give your best. #instatalk #lolitkulit #70naako #jolitnomore @dongdantes”
[And Dingdong is not plastic like everyone else, respectful, and not envious so life is light on him . Dream big Dingdong, you know that, and I know you will give your best #instatalk #lolitkulit # 70naako #jolitnomore @ dongdantes ]
Dingdong’s wife Marian Rivera was also asked about the possibility of Dingdong running in politics and according to Primetime Queen, Dingdong has yet to be cited for a plan to enter politics, but she will support it if he really has an interest in running.