It should be made clear that such 'people' can only join national politics if they will decide to completely-abandon their 'church functions' and leave their official duties as 'church disciples'. That's the only time they can be allowed to join national (and even international) politics.
So, I think Ed Panlilio has to officially leave priesthood if ever he embarks on a campaign towards achieving a national seat in Philippine politics. The same goes to Eddie Villanueva and the other Filipino religious leaders who want to gain national-political seats. As Christ Jesus said: “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s....." (“Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ”) (Matthew 22:21). Amen.