Heart enjoys the campaign trail

Heart Evangelista greets her husband’s supporters—and her fans—at a rally

Heart Evangelista greets her husband’s supporters—and her fans—at a rally

Even as Heart Evangelista told The Manila Times in a recent interview that she feels safer in showbiz than she does in the cutthroat world of politics, the wife of senator and vice presidential candidate Chiz Escudero, seems to be coping well with her wifely duties these days.

Hitting the campaign trail whenever she is free from taping and her artistic projects as painter Love Marie Ongpauco, a showbiz supporter told The Manila Times she was surprised when Evangelista jumped up a wobbly tabletop in a sortie in a Tarlac Market so the crowd that came to Escudero’s campaign could see her.

“She did it without warning any of us,” continued the actress’ friend. “We were worried about her, but the fans loved it.”

Bumping into Evangelista this week, The Manila Times asked after her “superwoman stunt” as her circle jokingly refers to the incident now, and the actress simply said, “I’m just enjoying this opportunity to be able to see my husband’s supporters and I’m also touched they’re genuinely happy to see me as well.

“Ang daming yumakap at humalik sa akin, and napaka-warm talaga ng pagtanggap nila sa akin,” she added.

Asked how she is coping, on the other hand, with the heated vice presidential debates—especially over criticisms about Escudero’s very “robotic” way of speaking—Evangelista said her experience in showbiz controversies unknowingly prepared her for all the bashing against her husband and herself in politics.

 Caught on cam at Sunday’s vice presidential debate

Caught on cam at Sunday’s vice presidential debate

“Minsan nasasaktan ako pero siguro magandang training ang pag-aartista ko. I have to remain strong. Basta wala kang tinatapakan at ‘di ka nagyayabang every­thing will be OK,” she replied, emphasizing she is proud that her husband veers away from mudslinging in his campaign.

True enough, Evangelista even posted a photo on her Instagram account recently with the sister of her husband’s closest rival Sen. Bongbong Marcos, Congresswoman Imee, and said, “Politics should not be bitter nor acrimonious… I’d like to think this world would be a better place if we can all do the same.”



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