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Surprise! Singer Ericka Villongco to run as San Juan councilor

Oct 8, 2015 @ 2:12

She’s jumping from showbiz to politics in a snap.

Singer and actress Ericka Villongco, one-half of the Krissy & Ericka duo, has joined local politics under the Nacionalista Party.

She joined the slate of mayoral bet Francis Zamora as councilor for the second district of the city as part of Team San Juan.

“I love San Juan and this is where I have lived all my life! Just like the so many endeavors I have gone through in my life some successful some failures, I think this will be one of the toughest tasks I will be facing. This being said, I would like to seek for your love, support and prayers,” she said over Instagram.

Villongco, who attempted to join showbiz after her break-up with teen icon James Reid, is actually a former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) kagawad.

Hope it works out well for #ErickaKonsehala!

About a month ago, I was invited by someone extraordinary to take part in a bold movement to aspire for a change and new leadership in the city of San Juan. The good man I’m talking about is San Juan City Vice Mayor Francis Zamora. He talked to me about his vision and a need for a versatile line up of city Councilors which would form #TeamSanJuan. A possible seat for councilor was offered to me and I was humbled just by being considered. Being a past SK-Kagawad in Barangay Greenhills, I thought to myself vying for such a position would be so exciting but also scary not to mention that 7 months ago, I went through a major spine surgery which I am still partly recovering from. As important though and parallel to the ideals of my mind and heart, what also made me decide with fortitude was the brevity, character and vision of the man I was to work with, Francis Zamora. I believe he can make San Juan and the sanjuajenios, A Better San Juan. His excellency, vice mayor Francis Zamora spoke about this with heart and I became infected by his vision, mission and platforms. I recall being in a hospital bed downed with pain killers and the actual immobility of my lower extremities…. I was awakened and blessed with another life and I am ready to live it to the fullest! I am saying YES to HIM again to live up and rise up again to give HIM the glory! With the support of my family, I humbly accepted the Vice Mayors call to run for City Councilor for the San Juan City’s district II. I love San Juan and this is where I have lived all my life! Just like the so many endeavors I have gone through in my life some successful some failures, I think this will be one of the toughest tasks I will be facing. This being said, I would like to seek for your love, support and prayers. To all my friends, family and of course our dear 200,000 friend base here at facebook, pls spread the word about #ErickaKonsehala #TeamSanJuan Marami pong salamat and God bless you all!

A photo posted by Ericka Reneé (@erickaxx) on

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