Daniel Padilla, whose vigorously campaigning for Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas reaps several tirades and denunciations regarding his statements for the netizens on an interview on May 4.
According to Padilla, to all the voters we all have our opinions and we think differently, but before doing or saying anything, we should make sure that we know what we actually saying, “Siguro sa lahat ng mga boboto ngayon: lahat tayo may opinyon, siyempre. Lahat tayo may opinyon. Hindi naman pare-pareho tayo mag-isip,”.
“Pero bago tayo mag-act or may sabihin, make sure na alam natin ‘yung sinasabi natin. Huwag tayo masyadong matapang. Make sure na kaya natin i-back up ‘yung sinasabi natin.” he added.
The teen king also mentioned those ‘know-it-all’ about the elections but are not registered voters themselves must shut up. “‘Di naman pwede tayo salita nang salita and hindi mo naman alam nangyayari sa eleksyon. Marami kasi nagmamagaling sa eleksyon, hindi naman botante, so shut up ka na, hindi ka naman botante.”
Because of his words, several netizens reacted unfavorably. Many of them shared and commented his actual video which makes it trending on social media, telling that he must shut himself as well because he’s not even a singer to sing.
However, in a TV 5 Aksyon’s report, some also said that Padilla might not be well oriented about the freedom of opinions and reacting with his statement only signifies that many people cares about our country’s future.
Daniel also grabbed the opportunity to tell something for those registered voters,
“Sa lahat ng mga bumoboto, ang gusto ko lang sabihin mas maging open-minded sa nangyayari at alamin anong nangyayari ngayong eleksyon dahil napakalapit na. Kilalanin natin ‘yung susuportahan natin. Kung sino man, hindi pa huli ang lahat para magbago ang desisyon kung kanino man kayo, pero alamin natin ano nangyayari dito,”
“Maging open-minded ho tayo. Tao po tayo, hindi machine. May mga utak at puso tayo at dapat malapit tayo sa presidenteng tao ho, hindi sa machine,” he appended.