Ai Ai delas Alas is making a mark on her 25th year in the showbiz industry but not through acting or a concert but by taking part in the council of Kilos Kaayusan, or the Movement for National Discipline (MND).
Led by University of the Philippines Economics Professor Benjamin Diokno, MND is a group of civic-minded citizens dedicated to promoting discipline and order in politics and society. The movement launched on January 24 at Rizal Park in Manila City had Vice President Jejomar Binay as guest of honor.
For this new role, Ai Ai is very thankful to finally find an opportunity to serve her country. She explained, “Nagpapasalamat ako na nabigyan ako ng chance na gawin ito para sa bansa natin. Pangarap ko na makitang malinis at maayos ang Pilipinas. Inggit na inggit ako sa Singapore kasi ang linis ng bansa nila, disiplinado and mga tao. Sana magawa din natin ‘yon.”
Part of her role as council member of KK is to bring its message to different provinces in the country.
She quoted Binay in his speech who said, “It’s about time that we practice what our elders taught us again—the value of disciple, cleanliness and even respect for the elders.”
“Di’ba tama yon?” the Comedy Concert Queen reiterated, boldly declaring her admiration for the second highest leader of the land.
“Manalo, matalo, Binay ako [Win or lose, I will support Binay],” stated the celebrity, who has always been known for her candidness.
Ai Ai further feels honored to be in the company of the highly respected KK head Diokno, who explained during the launch that movement aims to reinvigorate the desire of Filipinos for a more humane, more equitable and more orderly society. Besides the noted professor and former Finance Secretary, KK’s council members include Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Alexander Yano, Pasang Masda president Roberto Martin, Development Academy of the Philippines Profefssor Bobby Lopez, and another showbiz industry leader Leo Martinez.
As for her career, AiAi is busy preparing for two concerts for her milestone year, the first a Valentine concert with Richard Yap on February 12 at the Solaire Resort and Casino, the second is her major anniversary concert in November.