Give the guy a break.
Senatorial frontrunner Robin Padilla should be supported rather than bashed following his triumph in the recent elections, according to a former Cabinet official.
As the actor-turned-politiko emerged the top Senate pick, former Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has appealed to Padilla’s haters to halt their attacks against him.
“Stop Bashing Robin Padilla. He’s a political phenomenon,” the senatorial aspirant wrote on Facebook. “I Was #2 To Him In My Province. The People Chose Him. Let’s Support Him,” he added.
In his first run for public office, Padilla is leading the senatorial race with more than 26.4 million votes based on partial and unofficial ballot count. The popular movie star earlier secured the endorsement of President Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio.
Piñol, on the other hand, was unable to reach the winning circle in this year’s Senate polls. He is part of the senatorial ticket of presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson.