Actor Robin Padilla on Wednesday said revenge did not drive him to call for the resignation of Senate President Franklin Drilon, who recently admitted he received an extra P100 million under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) after the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.
In an interview with ANC and ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda, local cinema’s “Bad Boy” clarified that he wants Drilon to resign out of delicadeza.
He said that while he had specifically mentioned in his Instagram post that Drilon was the Justice secretary who imprisoned him for illegal possession of firearms in 1995, he was not out for revenge.
Padilla’s call came after his controversial Instagram post on Tuesday bearing the image of Drilon’s head on a body of a pig.
“Wala akong galit kay Senador Drilon. Tingin ko nga diyan Superman kasi napakulong ako niyan. Ako na ang pinakamalokong tao noon at napakulong niya ako.
Bilib ako sa inyo. Ngayon, dapat niyong ipagpatuloy ang kabiliban ko sa inyo. Ipakita niyo sa taumbayan na kaya niyong mag-resign at iwan ang kapangyarihan para lumabas ang katotohanan,” the actor told Umaga’s Anthony Taberna.
Speaking to ANC anchor Pinky Webb, he explained, “Ang dapat magpakita nyan (delicadeza) ay ang pinuno. Sino ba ngayon ang nakabingit ang dangal? Ang Senado, mataas at mababang kapulungan. Kayong mambabatas. Kayo ang dapat magpakita ng ehemplo sa mga Pilipino na tayo’y may delicadeza.(Our leaders in the Senate and the House must be the ones who must exercise propriety. They must serve as examples to the people).”
Asked to comment on Drilon’s reaction that the actor got it all wrong since he never received P100 million in cash from the DAP, Padilla said: “Daming sinabi ng ating mahal na senador eh wala namang akong sinabing nagtago sya ng pera. Ang sinasabi ko dito, dangal ng senado. (I never said that he took money, What I’m saying is that the dignity of the Senate is at stake here).”
Padilla said Drilon should grab the chance to make history by being the first Senate President to resign. “If I were you, I’d do it, man,” he said.