DINGDONG Dantes said he is not closing his doors to politics.
In an interview with the Kapuso actor during the press launch of his newest program "Case Solved" on GMA-7, Dantes said he is open to whatever he can do to help the country.
"I am open to leveling up my commitment in contributing in nation building regardless of what it is," he said.
Dantes added that his work in show business is, in a way, a form of public service, but sometimes priorities changes.
"Through the years here in GMA, nag evolve din yung opportunities and the circumstances changed. I'm a father now, iba na yung priorities. And having 'Case Solved' this time in my career, it also sends a message to me na I have to level up my commitment in public service and not just in entertainment."
Dantes clarified though that there's no official talks yet about this and denied rumors that the Liberal Party is already grooming him for the 2019 midterm polls.
"I have not made contact in the past... matagal na din, especially after the election. Walang opportunity," he said.
But if he eventually decides to enter government service, one thing is for sure, he will get the support of his wife, actress Marian Rivera.
"We always talk about it. Supportive kami sa isa't isa. Wala naman kaming gagawin as a couple na hindi supportive ang isa," he said.
Dantes was appointed commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission during former president Benigno Aquino III’s administration. He was also a staunch supporter of the Liberal Party.
Right now, Dantes said his focus is in "Case Solved," a procedural crime documentary drama that aims to deliver awareness to viewers and educate them in crime prevention.
The show airs every Saturday, starting February 18, after "Eat Bulaga." (SunStar Philippines)