Actress and former Quezon City councilor Aiko Melendez did not file her candidacy for any political seat.
Melendez ran in the 2010 general elections as Quezon City vice-mayor but lost and she had been offered to run in the 2013 polls.
Aside from joining the cast of the ABS-CBN’s primetime series, the 37-year-old actress cited her being a ‘stage mom’ as the reason she junked her plans to run for office.
According to Melendez, her son with former husband Jomari Yllana, Andrei is now preparing to join showbiz.
On her 14-year-old’s son following in her footsteps, she has consulted with Yllana on how to ease Andrei into the entertainment industry.
Melendez said she has managed to form a close personal relationship with Andrei, who is now a teenager.
Meanwhile, the actress will soon be part of the hot and compelling story of ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama series, ‘Apoy Sa Dagat.’
Melendez will portray the character of Odessa, the mother of the twins Rebecca and Serena (Angelica Panganiban) in the said series.