Rep. Alfred Vargas was emotional as he supported his younger brother Patrick Michael “PM” Vargas who will run for councilor in the 5th district of Quezon City.
“I am proud of PM. He is a natural when it comes to connecting with people, and he has an instinct for feeling and understanding their needs. Mataas rin ang ’empathy quotient’ niya. Minana namin Kay Mommy,” declares Vargas, the last term representative of the 5th district of QC.
Vargas added: “His decision to run for a congressional seat made me emotional on so many fronts. Naalala ko si Mommy and how she would have been proud of her youngest son. Public service is one of her legacies which has inspired all her children not only to be of help to the less fortunate and disadvantaged but to effect positive change.”
“Si PM ang isang matibay na sandalan ko sa tatlong termino ko bilang congresista. He would support me in all my initiatives no matter how unpopular they may be. Pag kailangan, dapat may pagkilos anuman ang balakid, he would reassure me. Kinausap niya ako bago siya nag file ng COC (certificate of candidacy). Sabi niya, ‘dapat pang ituloy ang lahat ng iyong ipinaglalaban, Kuya. I understand your cause and vision. And because of that, I will run. Your positive effect on the lives of our ka-distritos has to continue. I will do it for your constituents. You and I owe them that.’ Then I knew, my brother and I are one,” Vargas also said.
A TOYM awardee, a consistent recipient of recognitions and awards on his performance as a congressman, a multi-awarded actor, and producer, a family man, Rep. Vargas believes that his parents are proud of his brother’s decision to join politics.
“I am supporting his candidacy because I believe in what he stands for. I’ve known him all his life. We come from the same tree and the fruit never falls far from it. I am proud of PM, but I am sure Mom and Dad are even prouder of him,” Vargas added.
Rep. Vargas said he will take a break from politics in 2022 to resume his career in show business.
Twelve years since he decided to lie low in showbiz, Rep. Vargas reiterated that public service will never be sacrificed, especially now that there’s a pandemic.