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Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo declare support for presidential, vice presidential bets

/ 11:14 AM May 04, 2022
Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo

Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo (Image: Instagram/@mercadojenny)

Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo have finally revealed their presidential and vice presidential bets, saying their choices are for the future of their children.

The celebrity couple can be seen holding hands next to the crib of their newborn baby while they declared support for presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, via Mercado’s Instagram and Facebook pages yesterday, May 3.

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The actress showed the same moment on her Twitter page, also yesterday, while stating, “Para sa kinabukasan ng aking mga anak (For my children’s future).”

Mercado, who had recently welcomed her baby with Trillo, admitted that the events leading up to election day has been “stressful” for her, so she chose to focus on her pregnancy first. However, she felt the need to make a stand especially since her children’s future is at stake.

“[Syempre] hindi rin maari na hindi ako manindigan lalong lalo na ngayon na may bago akong silang na anak. Kinabukasan niya ang nakasalalay dito,” she said. (Of course, it cannot be that I not make a stand, especially now that I have a newborn baby. Her future depends on it.)

Mercado stressed that whoever wins the election will be part of shaping her children’s lives while explaining their criteria for the leaders they will vote for: platforms on education, protection of children’s rights, health and the environment.

“Kung maari lang gawing perfect ang mundo para sa anak natin, gagawin natin di ba? ‘Lam nyo yan mga mommies at even daddies. Pero reality is we can only do so much as parents,” she told fans.

(If only we could make a perfect world for our kids, we would do it, right? You know that, mommies and even daddies. But reality is we can only do so much as parents.)

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Mercado expressed hope that her children would grow up in a society that is free, safe and full of love. She also wants her baby girl to grow up with a life of honesty and dignity, among others.

Most important for Mercado is that her daughter grows up without fear because she is respected as a woman.

“Kaya sa darating na May 9, iboto natin ang pangulo na ultimate survivor din tulad ko— si Vice President Leni Robredo,” she declared, referencing the title she won in the talent competition show “StarStruck.”

(So this coming May 9, let us vote for a president who is an ultimate survivor like me—Vice President Leni Robredo.)

Mercado commended Robredo for being an “ultimate survivor” as a single mother and for offering programs that help the public despite the limited budget of her office. She also believes Robredo is the “ultimate survivor” for the presidency because she is the “best choice for the job.”

“Kaya ako kasama ng buong pamilya namin ni Dennis ay sumusuporta kay Vice President Leni Robredo para maging susunod na pangulo. Tara na bessies, sama sama nating ipanalo ang halalang ito para sa lahat ng Pilipino,” she addressed the public. “Let’s go out, vote, and make the Leni-Kiko tandem our ultimate choice sa balota (on the ballot).”

(So I, along with my whole family and Dennis’, support Vice President Leni Robredo to be the next president. Come on bessies, let’s win this election together for all Filipinos….)

Fellow artists who have also publicly expressed their support for Robredo’s presidential bid include Angel LocsinPiolo Pascual, Carla Abellana, Kris Bernal, Vice Ganda, Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, Anne CurtisBen&Ben and Ely Buendia, among others.  /ra

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