Robin Padilla Pledged to His Father’s Tomb, ‘No Way’ to Enter Politics
Action star Robin Padilla pledged to his father’s tomb that he will not enter politics no matter what happens even Rodrigo Duterte asked him.
In the special screening of Bineo documentary movie “Memoirs of a Teenage Rebel” in Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall cinema in Cainta Riza, he shared his interest in politics after he was asked if he has plans to enter the industry.
The docu-film features Ivy Lyn Corpin, a former NPA member who converted to government. He recounted how he was recruited or how the recruitment was carried out to become a member of the NPA, what was happening, training, etc.
Robin, meanwhile, insisted that their release of the docu-film was not politically motivated or personal. “Walang personalan, ako ay isang film maker. Ako ay taga-pelikula na hindi ipinanganak kahapon, maraming taon na ako sa pelikula.”
Robin added that he will not run for any position even if President Rodrigo Duterte runs for him after he was asked. Robin quickly replied, “Ay hindi, hindi talaga. Hindi ako politician. Kapag ako naging politician ibig sabihin niyon, kalaban na ako ng NPA, propaganda na ito. Hindi ako politiko at kailanman hindi ako magiging politiko.
“Ako mahal ko ang bayan kong Pilipinas, ang gusto ko kapayapaan. Politiko?! Anong magagawa ko? Mananalo ako sigurado kung tumakbo ako. Pero hindi ako tumakbo, kasi ano naman ang gagawin ko roon? Mag-aaksaya lang ako ng pera mo. Hindi ako naniniwala sa sistemang military government. Sumama ako kay Digong kasi dahil sa federal government, ‘yun ang inaasahan ko.”
“Kaya ipagtanggol n’yo ako kapag sinasabing kakandidato ako, ipagtanggol n’yo ako. Sinasabi ko sa libingan ng tatay ko, nangangako ako, hindi ako magiging politiko. No way! Hindi ako ‘yun. Mas gusto ko magkasama tayo sa showbiz! Dito mayroon akong magagawa!” he added.
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