- Kapamilya actor James Reid is willing to undergo drug test to show his support to the campaign against illegal drugs
- He was confident to comply on such tasks if deemed to be required for he said he has ‘nothing to be afraid of’
- Reid also agreed on Robin Padilla’s appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte on not including identities in the industry who are known drug users on his list
The ongoing campaign against the illegal drug trade may have acquired its fair share of harsh criticisms, but several known personalities have also expressed their support to the war.
James Reid belongs to the second half, and opens up about his thoughts regarding the issue during an interview with ABS-CBN News.
The rising actor does not find anything wrong with the current events occurring in the country.
“I guess it’s all for the better, so I don’t see any problem with that,” Reid was quoted saying when he was cornered by the media in a launch of his latest endorsement on Friday, August 26.
The one half of the popular JaDine love team went on to confess his interest on attending music festivals, concerts, and other party scenes but had no fear on being linked to the illegal substance. According to him, “I guess I have nothing to be afraid of if I don’t do anything wrong.”
When he was asked if he would comply on undergoing drug tests when required, he responded with a confident, “Of course, definitely.”
The ‘Til I Met You’ star was also in favor of Robin Padilla’s recent appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte of not including celebrity drug users on his public revelation.
Padilla urged Duterte to leave identities in the entertainment industry from the list, and rather have them discuss the consequences of their actions with their managers and the responsible government agencies involved.
“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.
However, Padilla clarified that he was only referring to the drug users as he considers them the ‘victim,’ and showed no mercy to the drug pushers.
“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,” Padilla explained.
Furthermore, he claimed of not speaking on behalf of the entire showbiz industry but comforted them by adding that the president ‘meant no ill will’ for whatever may become his decision.
Duterte has dropped names of known politicians, police officials, and other authorities on multiple events already. They have been said to be allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade in the Philippines.