Actor Robin Padilla pleaded to President Rodrigo Duterte to not reveal the identities of celebrities on his list who are involved in drugs.

Padilla campaigned for Duterte in the last elections and asked to let the artists talk with their managers and government agencies responsible for the crackdown on drugs instead.


“These people are taxpayers, and they also obey the law. I’m sure that whatever mistakes they might have committed could be sorted out in a more diplomatic way,” he said at the recent launch of Bravo Food Supplement for Men.

Robin Padilla to Duterte: Don’t expose drug users in Showbiz
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He clarified that he didn’t include the pushers in his appeal. “I am not talking about the pushers—they don’t have a place in this industry. I’m more concerned about the users, because I know that they are the victims here,” he said.

“I cannot speak on behalf of these celebrities. I also don’t know how they will accept this news from the President. I will not be surprised if most of them would say this is a violation of their human rights,” he added.

“But the President meant no ill will. This 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.”

Robin also said that he had declined offers of positions in the government because he was an ex-convict and could not vote.

The actor was imprisoned in 1993 for illegal possession of firearms. MJM

Source: Inquirer


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