Bela Padilla’s question to politicians who’ve been around ‘longer than we’ve been born’
Actress Bela Padilla found herself intrigued by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte’s question to Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate Hannah Arnold during the pageant’s coronation night last June 9.
Belmonte, then, asked Arnold what her message would be to the young and new breed of politicians that won the recent elections, such as Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. Arnold answered, “Well I would like to say that I am so proud to be a millennial right now. The youth is building our nation. We’re on the road to a better nation, a better world, and it’s thanks to these new politicians.”
Padilla, who shared she watched the pageant a day late, found the mayor’s question interesting. She added, however, that instead of asking the youth, she’d rather pose the question to the older politicians who have been around “longer than we’ve been born” and know what they think about the youth who feel the need to step up in this day and age.
“Watching Bb. Pilipinas a day late and found mayor Belmonte’s question very interesting,” said Padilla via Twitter on June 10. “More than asking the young what they think, I’d rather point the question to the older politicians. What do you, in office longer than we’ve been born, think that we feel the need to step up?”
Watching Bb. Pilipinas a day late and found mayor Belmonte’s question very interesting. More than asking the young what they think, I’d rather point the question to the older politicians. What do you, in office longer than we’ve been born, think that we feel the need to step up?
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) June 10, 2019
Padilla’s tweet has since garnered over 2,000 likes since the time of posting, seemingly echoing the sentiments of netizens on Twitter.
She did not name any politician’s names, but it is known that the Eusebios have been in position in Pasig City since 1992. Vico Sotto, son of veteran actress Coney Reyes and Vic Sotto, defeated incumbent mayor Robert Eusebio in the recent elections, thus ending the clan’s 27-year reign in the city. Eusebio has since filed an electoral protest against Sotto. /ra
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