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Myrtle Sarrosa opts not to show political color

Bot Glorioso - The Philippine Star
Myrtle Sarrosa opts not to show political color
Myrtle has renewed her contract with Megasoft Hygiene Products, Inc. as brand ambassadress of Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners.
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While other stars are vocal in expressing their views on social issues and politics, especially now that the May elections are nearing, Myrtle Sarrosa has chosen to remain silent concerning political matters.

Myrtle, who served as Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) president in her hometown Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo before she entered showbiz, has a good reason for not speaking her mind out.

“Actually, coming from a political family, my grandfather was a mayor of Barotac, Iloilo for over a decade, my father was the No. 1 councilor in Barotac, Iloilo and I was previously a SK president in Iloilo,” began Myrtle in the recent virtual media conference for Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners. “So, representing someone in the government and politics, I’m very much close to the government and ‘yung heart ko talaga nandun sa pag-tulong sa iba’t-ibang mga tao.

“Even in what I am doing right now, during school tours, I always come closer to people and to the students, especially to those people who ask for help.”

The Kapuso talent believes getting into matters relating to politics would conflict with her handling the task of hosting a show that caters mostly to young audiences.

“The reason why I’m not speaking up in terms of politics is because as an artist of GMA and also, I am hosting iBilib for a month, which is a kids’ show din. So, it made me think (to speak my mind),” said Myrtle after renewing her contract with Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners as its brand ambassadress. “Kapag ganito kasi ‘yung nire-represent ko na mga shows, hindi kasi ako p’wede mag-side (to anyone running for public office).”

However, Myrtle made it clear that she has nothing against those who voice out their political concerns whether in print or on social media.

“Meron akong opinion but I would rather keep it to myself as I believe that we should just respect the choices of each and everyone.”

Televiewers became more familiar with Myrtle, who is also a cosplayer, when she entered bahay ni kuya as one of the housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 and came out of the reality show as the grand winner.

It was in 2019 when she jumped ober da bakod from ABS-CBN to GMA Network. Since then, her acting career has turned rosier with projects that keep landing in her lap one after the other.

“Actually, I’ve just finished Wish Ko Lang! last Saturday and I’m so blessed sa GMA. Sunod-sunod ang mga projects ko like I have iBilib, then Wish Ko Lang! and before that was MPK (Magpakailanman),” Myrtle told The STAR in regard to her acting career.

She continued, “Itong months na ito, ang dami nilang pinapa-line up na shows. It’s just that gusto ko munang tapusin yung existing commitments ko. So, I’m very much blessed sa Kapuso Network talaga because they never stopped giving me projects. Ako na lang talaga ‘yung napapagod sa ginagawa (laughs).”

Myrtle also looks forward to doing a movie and a TV series. “Last time, they were giving me quite a few roles in different shows. It really depends na lang kung ano yung mapag-agree-han namin ng management; kung anong path ko for this year. But definitely, I’m very much happy with what is happening to my career.”

She, too, is delighted about renewing her contract with Megasoft Hygienic Products, Inc., makers of Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners which Myrtle has been endorsing for six straight years now.

They have been working together in promoting good education and proper hygiene management through the company’s campus tours dubbed as School Is Cool. “We have been a part of the movement wherein we make school fun and award all the students and teachers for all that they do,” shared Myrtle who graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a degree in BA Broadcast Communication. “Nakakatuwa rin having the opportunity na tulungan ‘yung iba’t-ibang schools sa kanilang facilities and create events to empower them.”

Megasoft VP for Sales and Marketing Aileen Choi Go, on the other hand, said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school tour was halted but they’ve continued to connect to students online.

“We diverted our face-to-face school tour by joining online schooling activities like seminars and Brigada Eskwela through the segment Personal Hygiene Management where Myrtle shares her ideas on how to take care of themselves when girls start having periods,” Aileen said.

Megasoft promises to bring back its face-to-face school tours once the government lifts more COVID-19 restrictions.

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