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MABILIS na natanggap ng singer-actor na si Lance Raymundo ang pagkatalo niya sa nakaraang May elections.
Tumakbo si Lance bilang councilor ng 2nd district ng San Juan City, pero hindi nga siya sinuwerte na manalo.
Ayon kay Lance, nakatulong daw nang malaki para sa kanya ang pagpasok sa mundo ng politics, lalo na sa usaping public service.
“The last election has been a very enriching experience for me and has been a great way of getting my foot into the world of public service as I have been able to immerse myself into the lives of people in my neighboring barangays.
“The experience helped me know them better and understand their needs and feel one with them.”
Wala pa raw siguro sa plano ng Diyos na maging politician siya ngayon. Kaya madali niya itong natanggap.
Kahit na natalo siya, tuloy pa rin ang anumang nasimulan niya para sa mga taga-San Juan.
“It’s not yet in God’s plan for me to be in position at this moment, so it’s a fact that I embrace and accept fully.
“I wanted to share my positivity, inspiration and knowledge with people… and thru my speeches, house-to-house activities and immersion with the San Juanenos, I was actually able to do that…. winning would just be a bonus.”
“My (immediate) family has been involved in non-political service to the public since I was born, so the San Juan people that have gotten close to me won’t really miss me because I’ll still be around continuing what my dad, Kuya Rannie (Raymundo), have already started.”
Welcome pa rin kay Lance ang sumubok na tumakbo ulit sa susunod na eleksyon. Kaya this year ay mag-enrol siya sa kursong public administration sa UP Diliman.
“If the opportunity to run again knocks at my door, I’m sure I will definitely find myself joining again,” pagtapos pa ni Lance Raymundo. (RUEL J. MENDOZA)