May 10, 2019
Actor Robin Padilla urged his fellow Bicolanos to rally behind Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, saying the Senate candidate is sincere in his desire to uplift the lives of Filipinos.
Padilla represented Go at a campaign rally in Buhi, Camarines on Tuesday.
“Hindi po ako binabayaran dito. Maski piso. Pumunta ako dito dahil sa pagmamahal ko sa Bicol. Tulungan ninyo si Bong Go dahil kilala ko siya at tapat ang hangarin niyang iaangat ang buhay ng mga Bikolano (I was not paid to come here. I am here because I love Bicol. Help Bong Go because I know him and he really wants to help Bicolanos),” he said.
“Ibinigay ko na ang buhay ko sa kanya. Naniniwala ako sa kanya (I already gave my life to him. I believe in him),” he added.
Robin’s father, Roy Padilla Sr., a film director and politician, served as governor, vice governor and assemblyman of Camarines Norte.
He said Go’s advocacy was in line with his own aspirations to see Filipinos lifted out of poverty.
The actor visited remote upland villages that are rarely visited by politicians.
“Nandito ako para dalhin ang magandang balita na hindi kayo pababayaan ni Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte (I am here to bring the news that President Duterte will not forsake you),” he said.
“Si Bong Go po ang tulay niyo kay Pangulong Duterte na ipaglalaban ang inyong kapakanan (Bong Go is your bridge to the President),” Padilla added.
He said Duterte and Go showed their concern to the region when they visited and extended help in Bicol after it was devastated by typhoon Usman.
“Ako po ay hindi pulitiko. Wala akong pinapanigan dito kundi ang interes ng Bicol. Napakadami na programa ng administrasyon na ito para sa Bicol at tayo po ang makikinabang (I am not a politician. I am only for the interest of Bicol. The Duterte administration has several projects that will benefits us all),” Padilla said.
Among these projects are the P175.3-billion Philippine National Railways South Long-Haul project that will connect Manila, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Batangas; and the Quezon-Bicol Expressway from Pagbilao, Quezon to San Fernando, Camarines Sur.
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