Frankie Pangilinan to dad Kiko: You represent hope for Filipinos, even if some refuse the idea
MANILA, Philipines — While in New York City attending college, Frankie Pangilinan penned an open letter to her father, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, whom, for her, represents hope for Filipinos, even if some refuse the idea or cannot realize it yet.
In the letter posted on Instagram on Friday, the 19-year-old singer said her father “has never once wavered” and never sacrificed a portion of himself for ease.
“You have never once wavered. You have never sacrificed even a portion of yourself for ease,” she said. “And while I wish the burden was lighter, I have learned immensely from your resilience and continued dedication.”
“While to some it may appear futile, to you, it has never been worthless. You represent such hope for all Filipinos, even those to or cannot yet see it,” Frankie added.
“You are brave and honest and true, every single bit of you.”
Her father is one of the opposition members in the Senate.
Recently, he and a colleague in the Senate, Risa Hontiveros, were the only ones who voted against the approval of Senate Bill 1083 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which seeks to toughen the country’s anti-terrorism measures.
She also penned her observation of the world, saying: “People are cruel, the world is beginning to suffocate, and there are most days where the bad seem to heavily outweigh the good.”
“But if I have learned anything from you, it is the immovable foundations of principles and the strength and motivation which stem from the fight from them,” Frankie said of her dad.
And while she said it wasn’t Father’s Day, she couldn’t help but think of him.
“As the days drag on and my numbness lingers, and as the worldly shadows begin to settle in my still-fresh adult brain, I find there are less and less words to describe how wholly and completely proud I am of you,” Frankie gushed of her dad.
In the past, Frankie is known to be outspoken of national and social issues.
She previously lashed out at President Rodrigo Duterte for claiming that her mother, the megastar Sharon Cuneta, wanted Kiko out of their home.
Pangilinan, however, admitted that his daughter has been receiving death threats for her “outspokenness.”
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