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Actor Richard Gomez said it has really been his dream to serve the people in Ormoc City as he announced plans to join the mayoral race in 2013.

“Showbiz will have to take the backseat. You have to make sacrifices when you do other things eh. This time, papasukin ko ang larangan ng pulitika. I’ll try running for Mayor in Ormoc City. It’s payback time. We just have to do something good for Ormoc,” he said.

“I’ve always been wanting to help people and the best way to help these people in our city is to be there. I will always give my 100%, I will always do my best,” he added.

Meanwhile, Gomez said he feels blessed that he has the support of his wife Lucy Torres-Gomez, herself a politician.

“I couldn’t ask for more. Lucy has been very supportive. I’ve been closer to God since my marriage to Lucy. Although I’m older than her, marami pa rin akong natutunan sa kanya. It’s a wonderful relationship. It’s a give and take relationship. Our line of communication has always been open. It’s a loving partnership,” he said.

Torres is the incumbent congresswoman of the fourth district of Leyte.

Aside from having a supportive wife, Gomez said he is also thankful for his supporters who have been there for more than 20 years. (MNS)