- Many celebrities helped President Rodrigo Duterte when he was still campaigning in 2016
- Some of his solid supporters are Robin Padilla, Jimmy Bondoc, Mocha Uson, and Arnell Ignacio
- However, there are showbiz personalities who already regretted voting for the 75-year-old politician
- Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Nikki Valdez are just some of those who confessed about it
Celebrities are often hired by politicians during the campaign period to serve as endorsers. Their influence and fame are used to persuade many people to vote for the ones that they are also supporting.
In 2016, there are many showbiz personalities who expressed their support for the set of politicians who tried to acquire the highest position in the government, which is the presidency.
Even Rodrigo Duterte, the person who has been elected to lead the country, also had celebrity supporters that contributed a lot to his massive success during the election.
However, KAMI learned that there are prominent personalities who already regretted voting for the 75-year-old politician 4 years ago. Here are some of them:
1. ANGEL LOCSIN
Angel Locsin has been very vocal about the heavy issues that ABS-CBN is experiencing. She is evidently frustrated and sad upon learning that the franchise renewal bid of the media giant has been officially rejected by Congress.
Two months ago, she surprisingly revealed on Twitter that she already regrets supporting President Duterte in 2016. "Ako I voted for Pres. Duterte, na I'm regretting dahil sa mga fanatic na atake lang ng atake. Imbes na paamuhin nyo yung tao. nilalayo nyo lalo,” she exclaimed.
2. JASON ABALOS
Jason Abalos confessed that he voted for President Duterte 4 years ago because he hoped for a better Philippines under his term. However, it seemed for the actor that the Davaoeño politician was not able to fulfill his promises during the 2018 election.
“Namatay ang kaibigan kong pediatric surgeon dahil sa covid, tapos may panahon pa kayong mag joke?? Pagbabago ang ginusto ko nong binoto kita hindi panggagago!” he wrote.
3. NIKKI VALDEZ
Nikki Valdez recently admitted that she and her family supported President Duterte in 2016 because they were able to see his strong political will and simplicity. However, amid the issues that ABS-CBN is facing, the actress revealed that she is frustrated over how the country’s chief executive is leading his people.
“Bakit mas inuna mo ang pagpapasara sa ABSCBN at pagkitil sa kabuhayan ng libo libong empleyado pero nanatili dito ang mga POGO? Ito ba talaga ang mga plano mo para sa Pilipinas?” she asked.
4. ANGELICA PANGANIBAN
Through Twitter, Angelica Panganiban also revealed that she already regrets supporting the President during his candidacy in 2016. She even asked for an apology to the people because she voted for him.
In another post, the actress also admitted to feeling sorry because it took her a while before she realized that there is something wrong.
Rodrigo Duterte is the first President of the Philippines who came from Mindanao. He won via a whopping 16 million votes during the 2016 election.
He was recently lauded by Lolit Solis because of his speech during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27.
Willie Revillame also suddenly uttered the words, “Salamat, SONA” while he was hosting “Tutok to Win.”
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