Angelika dela Cruz grows thick skin for public service job

16 May – If there is one thing Angelika dela Cruz learned from being involved in public service, it is that she has to grow a thick skin in facing criticisms from the public.

As reported on Inquirer, the actress, who is seeking reelection as the chairperson of Barangay Longos in Malabon City, shared that while being an artiste has its perks, being in politics is no walk in the park.

"[It is a] damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't kind of job. You have to be ready for anything. It was just an adjustment," she said, recalling her work as the chairperson since 2013.

Now that she has done the job for the past four and a half years, dela Cruz said that she no longer cares about the minor criticisms that comes her way.

"I used to get bothered by the most inconsequential thing. Now I don't sweat the small stuff," she added.

However, the actress said that she has no intention to target a higher position for now, as she gets to focus more on the ordinary citizens by being a representative at a barangay level.

(Photo Source: Angelika dela Cruz Instagram)