The Filipina Actress and Paranaque councilor Alma Moreno will seek a Senate seat for the next election and she explains why.
Is she asked for a sign before deciding to seek a senate seat? What are the preparations she did? Is she really for this position?
In the latest celebrity update, Alma Moreno has already confirmed her senatorial bid during her recent birthday celebration at Manila Pavillion Hotel along U.N. Avenue, Manila and she has a full steam ahead. She also said that she is ready to take on the challenge of a higher government post.
“Actually, noon pa ang dami nagsasabi na tumakbo ako for higher office, senator nga, but then may kaba pa ako. Pinagdasal ko sa Diyos ito. I said, please give me a sign. And after Holy week nga, I got what I prayed for, I woke up one day na wala na ang kaba ko. And I realy felt that I am ready for it. Talagang pinaghandaan ko ito,” Alma explained.
However, Thomases question and doubting her ability to govern.
“ Kaya ko. Hindi ako papasok kahit saan kung hindi ko kaya,” Alma said.
In fact, Alma has been studying ‘AB Political Science Major in Local Government Administration at the Makati University. She will be graduating this coming June 30, 2012. She also took a Leadershand management Development Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. She went to Thailand to attend a seminar public with fellow councilors.
“Ang pag-aaral, wala sa edad,” she said, adding that she is a good student.
Meanwhile, Ms. Moreno learned more about governance and public service OJT (on-the-job) style. Before she got elected into public office, Alma has been exposed to people from all walks in life and to public service when former husband, Joey Marquez, became mayor of Paranaque City. She learned even more about public service when she became councilor and officer of the 17,000 strong Philippine Councilors League (PCL).
And then again, Alma was national secretary general and the executive vice president of PCL before her election as its national president.
“Kaya nalibot ko ang halos kasuluksulukan ng Mindanao. Pati na Luzin at Visayas.”
Alma’s husband Marawi Mayor Fred Salic and her seven children, the 33 year old Mark Anthony Fernandez, the 33 year old Vandolph Quizon; the 28 year old Charles Yeoj Marquez; the 21 years old Teresita Seen “Winwyn Marquez”; the 15 years old Maria Maal Venesa Marquez; and the 3 years old eleven and Alfah Salic are supporting her political plans.
In addition, Alma is also a member of the Lakas-CMD headed by Sen. Bong Revilla.