- Action star Robin Padilla has commented over the appeal of Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla to President Rodrigo Duterte
- Earlier, Remulla suggested that middle-class families should be included in the financial aid during COVID-19 crisis
- However, Padilla said that the government has been helping the working class through a tax break
- Remulla responded to the statement of Padilla and said that every Filipino should be helped during the crisis
- President Duterte earlier agreed with Governor Remulla to help the middle-class families as well
Actor Robin Padilla aired his comments over the appeal of Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla to President Rodrigo Duterte to include the middle-class families in the financial aid included in the social amelioration programs.
KAMI learned that Padilla said President Duterte knows what he is doing with his job.
Through a lengthy Instagram post, Padilla said that the government giving a tax break to working class is already helping the middle-class families in coping with the COVID-19 crisis.
“Sir Governor alam ni mayor PRRD ang ginagawa niya hindi puedeng sabay sabay sa isang bagsakan dahil limitado rin ang resources ng bansa,” Padilla wrote.
“Wala pa tayong collection ng tax dahil un ang inuna ng administration suspended ang pagbabayad ng TAX ng WORKING CLASS,” he added.
The actor also reiterated the importance of helping poor families first during the crisis. He also said that only the oligarchs could help the middle class by giving the right compensation and benefits to its employees.
“Ang makapagbibigay lamang ng kaginhawaan sa buhay ng mga middle class ay ang tamang sueldo tamang benepisyo at tamang karapatan para sa mga manggggawa/middle class,” Padilla said.
Meanwhile, Remulla responded to the statement of Padilla. He said that he was saddened that Padilla took offense to his appeal to help the middle-class families.
“Nakakalungkot na minasama mo ang aking panawagan sa ating pangulo. Pag nasa realidad na buhay ka ay durugo ang puso mo para sa mga nahihirapan. Hinde po namin iniisip na makipagaway kahit kanino. Wala pong Oligarch, wala pong mahirap, wala pong makapangyarihan sa mata ng Covid,” Remulla said.
The Cavite governor also asked the actor to refrain from “wasting” the time of Filipinos by engaging in talks that do not help the people.
“Idol, di ko po kayo kaya sa larangan ng action. Matanda na po ako at makunat na ang aking mga buto. Sana po magtulungan na lang tayo. Ako na bahala sa mga tao ko. Ipaglalaban ko sila hanggang kamatayan,” he said.
“But please don’t waste the people’s time by engaging in talks that does not help. People are suffering. They are hungry. They are insecure about what the future brings. The least we can do is to give them hope of surviving another day and give them the sincerity of service that they expect,” he added.
Remulla also reiterated his support for President Duterte and commended his efforts to help the Filipinos during the time of crisis.
As previously reported by KAMI, Governor Remulla wrote a letter to President Duterte, asking to include the middle-class families in the emergency aid.
In a national address, President Duterte agreed to the appeal of Remulla. However, he said that the P270 billion budget for COVID-19 relief efforts is not enough.
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