Amidst Trillanes issue, Lolit Solis believes PH, Filipinos worth fighting and dying for
Veteran talent manager Lolit Solis admits that she knows nothing about the goings-on of politics, but this she said she knows: that the Philippines and Filipinos are still worth fighting and dying for. It’s a sentiment that was made and held by the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. until his death, the words first uttered in Aug. 4, 1980 before Asia Society in New York City.
Solis, too, upheld the sentiment recently when she took to social media to give her take on the issue that has befallen Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. President Rodrigo Duterte recently revoked his amnesty and ordered for his arrest.
Solis took to her Instagram account on Sept. 5 to share a photo of Trillanes being interviewed by members of the media. Solis shared to her readers that she finds the happenings in the political scenery “exciting.”
“Nakatuon ang mga mata sa magaganap sa Trillanes case, saan ito mapupunta, ano kalalabasan,” Solis said.
(Eyes are on what will happen in the Trillanes case, where it is headed, what will be the outcome.)
Solis found herself shocked over people’s reaction with regard to Trillanes. As per Solis, “‘Di tulad ng dati na para bang, ‘Ano na naman iyan, political persecution na naman.’ Ngayon may naririnig ako na ‘Kasi naman kung anu-ano ang issues na binibintang, hayan nagalit na si Duterte.’ Iyon bang hati ang opinyon.”
(It’s not like before when people would say, “What’s that, it’s political persecution again.” Now I hear some say, “There you go, it’s because he accuses [the President] of various things, now he got Duterte angry.” The opinion is divided.)
Solis surmised that Duterte, despite having lots of issues against him, still has a lot of supporters
because of his popularity.
“Ayaw kong isipin na talagang ganun ka popular si papa Digong para maging ganun din ang reaksiyon ng tao kay Sen. Trillanes, pero parang ganun ang lumalabas. Mukha ngang kahit panay ang issues against papa Digong, marami pa rin kampi sa kanya.”
(I don’t want to think that father Digong is indeed that popular for people to react that way about Sen. Trillanes, but that’s what it looks like. It appears that although there are so many issues against father Digong, a lot of people still take his side.)
Despite her own confusion, Solis maintaind that she is for whatever would be good for the country.
“Basta kung ano ang mabuti para sa bayan natin, ok na sa akin. Our country is worth fighting for, the Filipinos [sic] is worth dying for. Basta iyon lang.”
(Whatever is good for our country is okay with me. Our country is worth fighting for, the Filipino is worth dying for. That’s just it.)
Some celebrities have also given their own take on the Trillanes issue in their own social media accounts. Comedian Ogie Diaz recently addressed Trillanes and, in sarcastic comedic fashion, wrote that perhaps Trillanes wasn’t able to “prepare” for Duterte’s revenge.
Diaz, too, hoped that other moves for progress would also be underway now that Trillanes’ amnesty has been revoked. And if such occurs, Diaz joked that perhaps it was Trillanes all along that had the birthmark on his buttock.
Meanwhile, action star Robin Padilla addressed Trillanes in brash fashion when he challenged the senator to “stop hiding under the skirts of the Senate.” He, too, told INQUIRER.net that he wants to arrest Trillanes himself. JB