Richard Gomez moves on from fourth political loss

Luigene Yanoria
Richard Gomez moves on from fourth political loss

Life goes on for Richard Gomez after his attempt to assume public office was another failed bid.

But that doesn’t mean he won’t try his hands in politics come 2016: “For as long as there's a need to help other people. 'Yun naman 'yung gusto natin e.”

Richard lost in a very tight race against Edward Codilla as mayor of Ormoc City. The 47-year-old actor,however, hinted that there must be more than meets the eye: “You win, you lose.So it's a well fought campaign. It was not a well bought one.”

Losing is nothing new with Richard. Back in 2001, the anti-drug group he was representing was disqualified by Comelec (Commission on Elections) after it was found to be funded by the Philippine government. Party List groups should represent the marginalized sector of society.

He also ran for senator in2007 as an independent candidate but lost.

Gomez faced another disqualification in 2010 when he ran for congressman of Leyte's 4th district after his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City.

Meanwhile, he's back to serving as his wife’s chief of staff following the re-election of Lucy Torres-Gomez as Leyte’s 4th district representative.

Richard-Dawn magic still on with 'Walang Hanggan'

Though he conceded that heand Dawn Zulueta were just acting as support to lead stars Coco Martin and Julia Montes in the highly-successful series “Walang Hanggan,” the Kapamilya actor is grateful that the viewers’ rave reception validated the charm of their classic team-up.

Richard recounted that the  OMG! Awards Best Teleserye of the Year nominee was like a TV remake of “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.”

“'Yung relationship naminni Dawn was because of “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.” That's why it's memorableto both me and Dawn,” he said.

True enough, the ABS-CBN series revived the classic onscreen chemistry of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta that was immortalized in the movie.

The series elevated the team-up as one of the most memorable onscreen team-up with Guillermo Mendoza Box-office Entertainment Awards hailing them as the All-Time Favorite Love team on Movies and TV.

Their 1991 movie shot in the picturesque Batanes also introduced him as an award-winning actor: “It's very important to me because that was where I earned my first acting award.After eight nominations, I earned my first Urian [trophy].”