- Angel Locsin expressed her support for the anti-drug campaign in showbiz
- However, she added that the politicians should also undergo drug testing
- Angel’s co-stars in her new movie also agreed with the anti-drug war but said that the police should avoid all forms of human rights violations in fighting illegal drugs
As the aggressive anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte reaches the world of Philippine showbiz, Angel Locsin expressed her support for making celebrities undergo a drug test but said that politicians should also do the same.
“For me, I’m okay with that. As long as hindi lang dahil artista kami (it is not being done only because we are celebrities),” the superstar actress said.
Angel said that she is ready anytime to undergo a drug test but she wants equality in the process.
“Kung ako kailangan ko mag undergo ng (If I need to undergo a) drug test, go, why not? Pero, hindi lang kaming mga artista, mga politicians din (But not only us, celebrities, the politicians should also undergo). Kung ipa drug test kami, ipa drug test din yung lahat para pantay-pantay (If we will undergo a drug test, they should also test the others so that it would be fair),” she said.
According to Angel, she is willing to do her part for the betterment of the entire country.
“Pero kami, wala naman po kami problema, willing po kaming tumulong kung yun naman po yung makaka ganda sa ating ekonomiya, sa ating bansa, why not po (But for us, we have no problem with that, we are willing to help if it can improve the economy and the entire nation, then why not)? Tulung-tulong po tayo (We will help each other),” the actress explained.
Angel will appear in the romantic movie “The Third Party” with co-stars Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo.
Her co-stars also spoke about the issue, with both of them agreeing with the anti-drug campaign.
Sam Milby said that he has already tested negative for drugs but is willing to undergo another one to prove his clean lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Marudo agreed that the drug war can help improve the country but added that the authorities should avoid all forms of human rights violations in performing their jobs.