At the recent launch of Bravo Food Supplement for Men, Robin Padilla made an emotional appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte not to reveal the identities of showbiz celebrities that are in his list and who are involved in the use of illegal drugs.
Padilla is endorsing the said food supplement along with his brother Rommel Padilla.
Padilla says that the president should not reveal the identities of showbiz celebrities that are in his list and who are involved in the use of illegal drugs.
Padilla asked the president instead to set a dialogue among artists, their managers and government agencies, who are responsible for the crackdown on illegal drugs.
Those celebrities are taxpayers and besides they also obey the law. Whatever mistakes they might have committed, could be sorted out in a more diplomatic way.
His appeal does not cover drug pushers because they do not have a place in this industry but what he is more concerned about are the users, because he knows that they are only the victims, the actor explained.
He cannot speak on behalf of these celebrities and does knot know how they will accept this news from the President. Robin will not be surprised if most of them would say this is a violation of their human rights.
He knows that the President meant no ill will and that is what he has promised to do for us and the country. He is kind and just. He is giving these drug users a chance to change their ways.
In the May national elections, Robin campaigned for president Duterte.
There were offers for Robin to assume a government position but he could not because he is an ex-convict and he is not also allowed to vote.
Robin was sentenced and convicted in 1993 for illegal possession of firearms.
On the other hand, Robin said he has agreed to his wife Mariel Rodriguez’s request to give birth to their daughter in the United States.
Mariel’s father wants her to deliver her baby in an environment that is peaceful and free from intrigues and it will also be better if she would be with people who can take care of her like her parents and sister because she is having a difficult pregnancy.