Robin Padilla dines with President Duterte; calls for countrymen to continue Andres Bonifacio’s revolution
Action star Robin Padilla was once again in the company of President Rodrigo Duterte, who he calls his “friend,” last April 5, in the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City, for a dinner gathering.
It was followed by a concert in the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent which was hosted by Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and attended by many key political figures, such as former President and now Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was also present.
Padilla was all praises for the President, who he has long admired; the action star particularly lauded the speech made by the President: “Muling nagbigay ang aking Guro at Mahal na Pangulo Rodrigo Roa Duterte ng talumpati patungkol sa pag ibig sa Inang Bayan. Ang kanyang bawat salita at kataga ay paglalahad, pakikipagkapatiran, pakikiisa at pagdamay sa mga kapus palad na mga kababayan,” wrote Padilla on his Instagram page last April 7.
(Once again, my teacher and beloved President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave a speech about love of the Mother Land. His every word is a revelation, stands for brotherhood, and unity and sympathy for the less fortunate countrymen.)
Padilla also shared that President Duterte was clear in his speech when it came to warning dissolute politicians who still continue on with their wayward ways: “Napakalinaw din ng pagbabanta sa mga Talipandas na nasa Gobyerno sapagkat Hindi pa rin sila nawawala at namamayani pa rin ang kanilang mga katarantaduhan at kabaluktutan.”
(The threat is also clear for the corrupt in government because they have not yet disappeared, and their wickedness and crookedness still reign.)
Moreover, Padilla mentioned that it was President Duterte who has awoken in him his dream of a revolutionary government.
“Muling binuhay ng aking Pangulo ang aking minimithing pamahalaang rebolusyonaryo Tunay na walang pinakamadaling landas patungo sa Federalismo kundi ang Pagyakap sa Naputol na rebolusyon ni Andres Bonifacio.”
(My President has once again revived my desire for a revolutionary government; there truly is no easiest way towards federalism other than to embrace the thwarted revolution of Andres Bonifacio.)
In a later Instagram post made yesterday, April 9, during Araw ng Kagitingan, Padilla continued on with his support for a revolutionary government, saying Special Assistant to the President Bong Go must be forced to run as senator if the country does not ask for a revolutionary government.
“Kapag hindi talaga hiningi ng taong bayan ang Revolutionary Government, wala tayong magagawa kundi pilitin si Heneral Bong Go na tumakbo bilang senador. Kung meron nakakaalam ng malaking puso at matalinong isip ni El Cid/ Mayor Digong/ PRRD wala ng iba kundi si SAP Bong Go.”
(If the citizens really would not ask for a Revolutionary Government, we got no other recourse but to force General Bong Go to run for senator. If there is one who knows the big heart and intelligent mind of El Cid/Mayor/PRRD, it’s none other than SAP Bong Go.)
“Palitan na ang mga lumang mukha sa Senado at Congreso,” called on Padilla. “Tutal ang tagal na nila dyan wala naman nagawa para sa mas maraming mahihirap at naghihikahos.”
(Replace the old faces in the Senate and Congress. Anyway, they have been there for the longest time and have done nothing for the majority who are poor and destitute.)
Padilla is all out in his support for Go. He shared a picture of him wearing an army green jacket with the words “I AM DUTERTE” and “justGOit,” surrounding a logo of President Duterte’s signature clenched fist.
Meanwhile, his memorabilia of the 1896 Philippine revolution were in complete view behind him as he posed. His collection includes the red flag of the Katipunan as well as portraits of Bonifacio and other Philippine heroes. JB
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