MANILA—Actor Robin Padilla, a senatorial bet of the UniTeam of presidentiable Ferdinand Marcos Jr and vice presidentiable Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently in Tagum City, Davao del Norte for its “meeting de avance.”
One of the senatorial bets of UniTeam is Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda but she is conspicuously absent from the said meeting.
Loren is being hounded by controversy because of her son Lorenzo Leviste who disowned her thru an open letter which was a shock to many.
Son Lorenzo’s open letter
Lorenzo’s move to disown his mother stemmed from his disgust over mother’s alliance with Marcos and Duterte.
Part of the content of Lorenzo’s letter: “I’m writing this weeks after learning the news that my mother, a woman named Loren Legarda, is running for senator on a slate led by a Marcos and a Duterte. She is endorsing fascists.
“For weeks I have been crying every day, screaming every day until I spat out blood. The decision she’s made is so profoundly unthinkable, unconscionable, unforgivable.
“In the last month, my entire life has collapsed. It is beyond a nightmare. I still cannot believe it and will never be able to accept it.
“For weeks I have been paralyzed in pain. But I have no choice but to publicly declare that I am absolutely disgusted by my mother and what she has decided to do. It sickens me and makes me want to die.
“I need everyone to know that Loren Legarda lost her son forever because of this. Paint her bright red with that shame. Don’t let her forget it. In the words of a wise woman: I don’t know her.”
Robin sympathizes with Loren
This evening, as Robin Padilla goes up the stage, he conveys his support to Loren. He said that he is offering the night of their “meeting de avance” in Tagum City to Loren.
“Mga mahal kong kababayan dito sa Tagum, itong gabi pong ito ay nais ko pong ialay sa isang kasama, sa isang senador ng UniTeam na si Senador Ma’am Loren Legarda.
“Sapagkat nais ko pong iparating sa inyo, Ma’am Senator, talikuran man kayo ng mga taong malalapit sa inyo, hinding-hindi kayo tatalikuran ng anak ng bayan!
“The sons and daughters of our beloved country will never forsake you!,” was Robin’s strong message for Loren amid the thundering applause and shouts from the audience.
And in his swipe at the allies of other parties: Ingles yan! Akala nung sa kabila, makakaya nila akong apihin? Hindi nila tayo kayang matahin.”