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‘President’ Nadine Lustre delivers ‘address’ supporting her presidential bet

/ 01:17 PM April 26, 2022
Nadine Lustre presidential address

Nadine Lustre (Image: screengrab from Twitter/@hello_nadine)

Nadine Lustre, who is referred to by fans as “President Nadine,” has explained her endorsement for her presidential bet as she poked fun at the issues about her through the years.

The actress again expressed support  for her chosen candidate, Vice President Leni Robredo, via a “presidential address” on her Twitter page yesterday, April 25.

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The video featured Lustre in a pink suit with a green screen of Malacañang Palace in the background. She can also be seen with a bottle of lechon sauce, reminiscent of her viral photo in August last year, in which she was spotted buying the condiment in Siargao.

“Mga kababayan (fellow countrymen), a message from your president,” Lustre quipped. “Charot lang (Just kidding). It’s time for a new president.”

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Lustre talked about the criticisms and issues she had to face and overcome, assuring that the one who will “replace” her is qualified.

“From bashers, intriga (issues) to fake news left and right. Every year na lang buntis? Wala na bang bago? (I am pregnant every year? Is there nothing new?)” she asked.

“We will make sure na qualified ang papalit sa akin. I know someone who went through worse. Bashers, intriga, fake news for the past six years but she still served tirelessly, faithfully, wholeheartedly,” she added.

(We will make sure the person who replaces me is qualified. I know someone who went through worse. Bashers, issues, fake news for the past six years but she still served tirelessly, faithfully, wholeheartedly.)

Lustre also noted that it takes strength and skill to “drown out the noise” brought by the said situation.

“Lahat naman tayo gusto ng tahimik na buhay, ‘di ba? Kaya ako, tataya ako sa best person who can give us that,” she told fans. (We all want a quiet life, right? So I will be supporting the best person who can give us that.)

Lustre then described a president as someone who can “make us sleep better at night,” “draw out our goodness” and “make us proud of ourselves.”

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“This is President Nadine confidently saying, come on guys, it’s 2022. At walang mas qualified na maging susunod na presidente kundi si President Leni Robredo (And no one is more qualified to be the next president than President Leni Robredo),” she said.

Lustre was among the performers at Robredo and her running mate Kiko Pangilinan’s campaign rally in Pampanga earlier this month. At the time, she was given a bottle of lechon sauce by a fan at the end of her performance.

While admitting she feels pressured over being called “president,” the actress feels appreciated by fans because of the internet title.

Fellow celebrities who also publicly expressed support for Robredo’s presidential bid include Vice Ganda, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, Angel Locsin, Piolo Pascual, Anne Curtis, Carla Abellana, Ben&Ben and Ely Buendia, among others.  /ra

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