SENATOR Tito Sotto temporarily said goodbye to the popular noontime show “Eat Bulaga” to focus on his Senate bid for the May 2016 national elections as the campaign season officially begins tomorrow, Feb. 9.
“Magpapaalam muna ako sa inyo, panandalian lang,” said Sotto, after the kalyeserye segment of “Eat Bulaga” aired over GMA-7 last Saturday.
“Wala man ako dito sa “Juan for All, All for Juan,” kasama n’yo pa rin akong tatawa, iiyak at iibig sa mga istorya ng pag-ibig at ng buhay,” said Sotto, elder brother of actor-television host Vic Sotto.
Tito Sotto, 67, will seek reelection for the Senate under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in the national elections.
The elder Sotto, who continues to dominate the 2016 senatorial candidates’ lineup in all surveys, also thanked the AlDub Nation for their support.
“Tuloy pa rin, ibang kalye muna ang tatahakin ko. At sana po ay sa bawat hakbang ko ay makakasama ko pa rin kayong lahat. Salamat po sa Dabarkads, sa AlDub Nation, maraming salamat,” Tito Sotto said.
The senator was warmly embraced by the other hosts of the top-rating noontime show, including Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, to cheers of the crowd in the Kapuso studio.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) prohibits celebrities and movie stars who will run in the elections from making showbiz appearances during the campaign period.