Robin Padilla praises Piolo Pascual, celebrities for helping Marawi

  • Page Views 267
  • Actor Robin Padilla’s recent appearance in “Pilipinas Got Talent”, where he reprimanded a Korean contestant for not speaking Tagalog, may have been a hit or miss to people. But one thing he can’t be faulted for would be his unapologetic declaration of love for his country.

    Eight months have passed since the siege of Marawi City by Abu Sayyaf militants came to the fore. To many, the events are far too painful and horrible to recall. Yet despite the end of the battle, a fragmented Marawi has yet to see bigger developments in its recovery from destruction.

    Padilla, a Muslim, couldn’t help but deliver a heartfelt message to his friends who accompanied him to Mindanao to visit the people of Marawi. In an Instagram post that Padilla shared last night, he thanked actors Piolo Pascual and Jose Antonio Lopez, actress Nadia Montenegro, former manager Betchay Vidanes and film director Joyce Bernal for their presence.

    Masayang Masaya ang mga kapatid ko kasi naramdaman nila na tunay kayong nagmamahal at nag aalala sa kanila,” wrote Padilla. “Batid nila na wala kayong business sa kanila o pangangailangan sa kanila hindi kayo mga politiko at lalong hindi negosyante pero naglakbay kayo ng Malayo at Nagpakahirap!”

    (My brothers and sisters are very happy because they felt that your love and concern for them is genuine. They know you have no other business on them or ulterior motive. You are not politicians and businessmen, but you traveled far and made sacrifices.)

    Pascual can be seen wearing a black jacket and sunglasses as a crowd swarmed around him for pictures. In Jose Antonio Lopez’s Instagram, on the other hand, he posted picture of the group having a meal.

    Lopez also shared a picture of them paying a courtesy call to Marawi City mayor Atty. Majul Gandamra.

    pez also shared pictures and videos of Marawi to his followers. In Jan. 23, he posted a picture of destroyed homes in the distance, with the seascape and landscape of Marawi as the background.

    “Such a beautiful city destroyed by war,” expressed Lopez. “What a shame. #bangonmarawi.”

    Lopez also posted Instagram Stories of more roofless homes as part of the widespread damage during the war. Rubble and wreckage litter the pavement; in another, blasted walls with evident bullet marks, fallen posts and dangling cables can be seen.

    For his part, Padilla posted a video of director Bernal and the rest of the actors looking at the destruction in “Ground Zero.”

    Last year, Padilla also commended Pascual and Bernal for their generous donations for the rehabilitation of Marawi. Pascual contributed P1 million while Bernal gave P500,000.

    by: C. Cepeda/JB, Inq

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 August 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Toni Gonzaga recalls hosting tip she learned from Eat Bulaga

      Former Dabarkad Toni Gonzaga still applies the lessons she learned while hosting the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga. Toni recently appeared in the latest vlog entry of her sister Alex Gonzaga in order to read harsh comments about them. A netizen using the handle @hiponiahypoe wrote: “sorry i dont ...

    • 18 August 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Caluag named PH standard-bearer

      COMEBACKING Fil-Am rider Daniel Caluag will have two huge roles in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Aside from defending his Asian Games men’s BMX crown, Caluag was given the honor of being the country’s standard-bearer during the opening rites of the meet on Aug. 18 at the sprawling Bung Karno ...

    • 18 August 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, ROS owner Raymond Yu, coach Yeng Guiao consider members of PH Five Heroes

      A day after getting the imprimatur to represent the country in the coming Asian Games, coach Yeng Guiao and members of the Philippine basketball team met for the first time on Monday to start their short but extenive preparations at the Meralco gym in Pasig City. Only light skirmishes were ...

    • 18 August 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      US First Lady, celebs, NBA players, defend LeBron vs Trump’s insults

      United States First Lady Melania Trump, celebrities, NBA players and even media men came in defense of LeBron James against insulting statements after from American President Donald Trump. Melania Trump said, The Guardian reported from New York and New Orleans, “James appeared to be doing ‘good things on behalf of our ...

    • 16 August 2018
      5 days ago No comment

      Bela, JC are back to break hearts

      A year after their first blockbuster team-up via the heartbreaking movie, “100 Tula Para Kay Stella,” Bela Padilla and JC Santos reunite with director Jason Paul Laxamana to tell a different kind of love story in “The Day After Valentine’s,” an official entry to the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang ...

    %d bloggers like this: