Robin Padilla still batting for revolutionary gov’t with AFP: ‘Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates’
Robin Padilla was in a reminiscing mood when he shared on social media recently a throwback to his interview back in 2016 after he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Padilla wrote on Instagram last Oct. 18 that one of the biggest problems in the country is political dynasty, but he shared that he’s seen “the other sea” recently and that there was hope for the Filipinos in the coming elections. It’s known that Padilla accompanied his older brother Rommel in his filing of his certificate of candidacy for congressman in Nueva Ecija last Oct. 16.
As per Padilla, “There is HOPE for us in this coming midterm elections though not in the government system but with new breed of leadership.”
Padilla told his fans not to be “misled” by his endorsement of candidates, for he still has to fulfill his duty as a taxpayer.
“Do not be misled by my endorsement of candidates kailangan ko gampanan ang karapatan ko bilang isang Tax-Payer! kailangan ko rin Piliin ang gagastos ng aking TAX na mula sa Hard earned Money ko!”
Padilla also maintained that he is still for a revolutionary government with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). In a separate post made on the same day, he vowed to his fans and readers that their dreams for him and the country won’t be for naught. As per Padilla, many have asked him if he was going to run for public office, but has since quashed the possibility of doing such.
Instead, he called on his fans to join him and the “katipunan” for a peaceful revolution, pushing them to persuade the AFP to save them from the grasp of politics.
“Inaanyayahan ko po kayo na samahan ako sa katipunan at sa mapayapang rebolusyon at patuloy po nating HIMOKIN ang AFP na iligtas na tayo sa kuko ng Mga Pulitiko at magdeklara na sila ng Revolutionary Government.”
He added that nothing would change in their ambitions and endeavors wherever he may go, saying that he is for the welfare of the Filipino people.
“Mga mahal kong kapanalig walang nagbabago sa ating adhikain san man ako makarating pagkatapos ng mga ganap na ito,” Padilla assured. “Ako ay para sa kapakanan ng mga mas nakakaraming Pilipino hindi kailanman para sa kapakanan ko lamang.”
Despite all Padilla’s talk of a revolutionary government, however, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, AFP chief, stated back in November that the military won’t be supporting any move that would place the country under a revolutionary government.
Former senator Rodolfo Biazon, who was awarded the PMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, also maintained back in February that soldiers must do their duty and defend the legal 1987 Constitution amid threats to introduce federalism through extralegal means, such as a revolutionary government or “RevGov.”
As per Biazon, a revolutionary government “cannot be done under the present system, outside… the Constitution. So anyone … who establishes a revolutionary government has attacked the Constitution.” /ra
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