LOOK: Robin Padilla speaks at DDS Global Leaders gathering
It’s no secret that action star Robin Padilla is a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte. It comes as no surprise, then, that last July 9, Padilla shared on his Instagram account some pictures from the Diehard Duterte Supporters (DDS) Global Leaders gathering held recently at the Philippine Broadcasting Service in Quezon City.
Padilla was one of the speakers of the said gathering and, according to him, was assigned by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go himself. The gathering included overseas Filipino workers who Padilla praised.
“Napakaligaya ko po at ako’y naatasan na pumunta dito ni SAP Bong Go at makasama kayo,” wrote Padilla on his Instagram. “Ako po’y matagal ng tagahanga ng mga OFW bata pa ako expose na ako sa buhay ng mga OFW.”
Padilla shared that he has many relatives who are OFWs themselves. “Mga kapatid ko si kuya Rommel mga kamag anak ko kasama ang isang pinsan ko na tita ni Bela Padilla si ate Liz na ilang dekada sa Europa. Personal kong nasaksihan ang pagmamahal at kabayanihan ng mga OFW kaya’t personal ang relasyon ko sa inyo.”
In the pictures Padilla shared of the event, he can be seen surrounded by admirers and fans who flocked toward him for a picture. He also had a picture with former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and Presidential Communications Operations Office undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, plus a selfie with Atty. Bruce Rivera.
In his post, Padilla added that he was assigned to deliver a message about one’s love for the country, and what they can do as volunteers of President Duterte.
“Ako po ay hindi tunay na kasama sa pagpupulong na ito ngunit ako po’y binigyan ni SAP Bong Go ng pagkakataon na maghatid ng mensahe patungkol sa ating pag ibig sa Inangbayan Pilipinas at kung ano ang ating mga kakaharapin bilang mga loyal volunteers ni Mayor Digong Duterte!”
Padilla, too, spoke of the “revolution” in Davao, although he did not specify the kind of revolution he was speaking about. It’s known, however, that Padilla addresses himself and the rest of the President’s supporters as the Katipunan, alluding to the 1986 Philippine revolution that Andres Bonifacio and the Katipuneros led.
“Dasal ko’y mapalakas ko ang inyong mga ispiritu upang mas lalong lumakas ang himagsikan ng rebolusyon ng Davao at mamayani sa bawat puso ng Pilipino ang pagbabago! Tapang! At malasakit! Mabuhay ang Rebolusyon!” /ra