Nora Aunor tells that she will not be endorsing a political candidate, and will just focus on entertainment career.
Aunor’s statement came after the Commission on Elections’ (COMELEC) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting’s (PPCRV) warned that celebrity endorsers should go on leave from their shows and programs for the whole duration of the May 10 poll campaign period.
The COMELEC warning is based on Section 6 (6.6) of Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Election Act which states: “Any mass media columnist, commentator, announcer, reporter, on-air correspondent or personality who is a candidate for any elective public office or is a campaign volunteer for or employed or retained in any capacity by any candidate or political party shall be deemed resigned, if so required by their employer, or shall take a leave of absence from his/her work as such during the campaign period.
As of posting, Aunor, 56, was still in Japan for cosmetic enhancement treatments, including facelift, eyebug removal, and dermal fillering.
She flew to Japan for the cosmetic enhancement and was welcomed by her friend, showbiz columnist Aster Amoyo, and Ian De Leon, her son by former husband, actor Christopher De Leon.
Amoyo, who will now handle Aunor’s showbiz career, arranged the actress’s visa requirements at the Japanese consulate in California.
Aunor’s visit to Japan was her first trip abroad after her 5-year hibernation in the United States.
The “Superstar” and her son will stay in Japan until she recovers from cosmetic treatments.
After she recovers, Aunor will fly back to Manila to face all showbiz offers from television, music, magazines and even movies.