Actor Robin Padilla is not an EDSA People Power believer.
Padilla has rejected the statement of Senator Francis Pangilinan about living the spirit of EDSA People Power Revolution, saying nothing has improved since the 1986 uprising.
In a Facebook post, Padilla dismissed EDSA as a mere form of “power grabbing” while the country continued to grapple with the widening gap between the rich and the poor.
“Matagal na kaming gising at Mulat sa Edsa Revolution na wala naman naidulot sa Pilipino kundi power grabbing. Mas lalong Yumaman Lang ang mga mayayaman at mas lalong naghirap ang mga mahihirap,” he said.
He told Pangilinan to quit being a know-it-all about EDSA revolution and shut up.
“Wag kang magmagaling sa usapin ng edsa revolution dahil walang revolution na naganap dahil wala naman nagbago,” he said.
Padilla also said poor Filipinos could not even afford the high price of galunggong nowadays. “Presyo nga ng galunggong hindi na maabot ng isang mahirap na Pilipino kaya tumahimik ka na Lang sir,” he said.
Padilla, a known supporter of President Duterte, also dared Pangilinan to show a farmer, fisherman or any worker whose life has improved since EDSA 1986.
“Kung Talagang May laman ang edsa revolution na yan magpakita ka kahit isang mangsasaka sa hacienda luisita na nakinabang dyan at nagkalupa o kahit isang mangingisda na nagkaroon ng sariling palaisdaan o Gumanda ang buhay o kahit isang manggagawa na umayos ang Sueldo at nabubuhay ng parehas sa iyo,” he said.
Padilla also slammed Pangilinan for doing nothing except criticize the government.
He reminded Pangilinan that the Aquino administration failed to protect Filipinos during its term.
“Nag t trabaho ang AFP at ang PNP Para proteksyonan ang inangbayan at ang mga Pilipino laban sa shabu trafficking at terrorismo na hindi niyo nagawa nong panahon nyo na nakaupo ang mga AMO mo,” he said.
Pangilinan earlier asked the people to keep the EDSA ideals alive. He said people must stay vigilant and prepare to take action if needed.