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Mike Defensor’s daughter fully supportive of mayoralty bid: Alam ko galing sa puso ginagawa niya

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A daughter of Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor has changed her mind about the politiko’s mayoralty bid after initially being opposed to it.

Mica Defensor represented her father in a recent gathering of his supporters to share what made her have a 180-degree turn about his candidacy.

The young Defensor said she initially told her father not to run for mayor of Quezon City for the sake of her youngest sibling, who’s still a toddler.

“Makikita nyo po sa poster na yan (pointing to a poster of her father and her youngest sibling) yung maliit kong kapatid. Ako po kasi lumaki po ako sa DENR Office. Gusto ko pong maranasan ng kapatid ko na makapunta ng ibang bansa, makasama si daddy pag Sunday. Gusto ko pong maranasan niya lahat yun, kaya nung sinabi niya samin… sabi ko tama na,” Mica said.

Defensor’s daughter said she and her father had a heart-to-heart talk, where he shared why he wanted to become Quezon City’s next mayor.

“Tinanong ko siya, bakit ka ulit tatakbo? Ano ba yung purpose mo? Isa lang po yung sinabi niya sakin, Mica napaka-privileged mong bata, pag-aaral mo hindi mo iniintindi, hindi mo kailangan isipin sa gabi kung anong gagamitin mong perang pambayad sa tuition mo. Nakakakain ka ng mabuti araw-araw. Nakakapunta ka sa lahat ng gusto mong puntahan. Nabibili mo lahat ng gusto mo. Ngunit yung mga tao ng Quezon city kailangan ako….Kailangan kong makisama sa kanila, kailangan kong tumayo, maging lider, kailangan ko silang tulungang umahon sa kahirapan,” Mica narrated.

After reflecting on what her father told her, Mica is now 100% supportive of her father even substituting for him in several events.

“So andito po ako ngayon tumatayo, 100% ang suporta ko sa tatay ko. Kasi alam ko nanggaling sa puso lahat nung ginagawa nya. Yung tulong niya hindi lang pag eleksyon kahit nung pandemya hindi p siya tatakbo araw-araw po kami nagpa-pack ng goods hindi para lang sa mga frontliners, kundi para dun sa mga tao sa iba’t ibang distrito,” she added.