Award-winning Kapamilya actor Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde officially filed his candidacy for congressman of the first district of Quezon City. Arjo, who is running independently, presented the following as his primary advocacies – healthcare, employment, and education especially in poverty-stricken areas of Quezon City’s First District.
With Arjo during the filing were his parents businessman Art Atayde and actress Sylvia Sanchez and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Sylvia, who is recently honored national winner in the Best Actress In A Supporting Role category of the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards for her performance as Barang on ABS-CBN’s on-going inspirational drama Huwag Kang Mangamba, said that she fully supports Arjo’s candidacy.
“Sinabi ko kay Arjo na suportado ko siya,” said the award-winning actress. “Kung papalarin siyang manalo kailangan niyang magsilbi ng tapat at totoo. Huwag na huwag siyang manloloko at magnanakaw dahil ‘pag ginawa niya yun, sasapakin ko siya.”
Arjo said, “Pagsisilbihan ko nang tapat ang District 1 ng Quezon City. Hindi ko lolokohin ang aking mga kababayan at hinding hindi ako magnanakaw.”