“Do what no one else can do and you will become what no one else can become.”
In the start of the 2022 senatorial campaign, then a famous actor, Robin Padilla with so many movies and shows in the Philippine cinema has been doubted to be the leader of this country. The usual, an actor as public servant or an actor as the statesman?
He has been working in film and television from as early as the 1980s both as an actor and as a writer with famous leading ladies always as her movie partners with the likes of Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino. In 2013, Robin Padilla won Best Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival, as well as Film Actor of the Year in 2014, for the movie 10,000 Hours, an action thriller where he played the role of “Senator Alcaraz.” His father, Casimero Bustamante Padilla Sr., popularly known as Roy Padilla, was the governor of Camarines Norte from 1975 until 1988.
Now in his profile—Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla known as Robin Padilla, is a Filipino politician, television personality, martial artist, actor and director currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines since June 30, 2022.
The National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) consisting of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has officially announced the 12 senatorial candidates who won seats in the 19th Congress, in a proclamation ceremony in Pasay City on Wednesday (May 18).
Actor-turned-politician Robin Padilla led the Senate “Magic 12” after garnering 26,612,434 votes based on COMELEC’s official tally. Number 1 in the senatorial result and not everyone is happy but yes, more are happier.
Senator Robinhood Padilla is the man of the hour and not just because of the landslide votes but also his so many suggestions and comments in the news nowadays. Who will ever thought that an actor will top the senatorial slate against the seasoned and traditional public servants not just with machineries but also are professional already in campaigning.
Senator Robinhood’s platforms helped him win and these are as follows:
As he is a proponent of social justice, Padilla said he is pushing for the passage of the Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018 (Anti-Endo Act), which seeks to end the issue of contractualization and exploitation of workers in the Philippines. This will be beneficial to the workers.
He also said that he wants to improve the wages of Filipino employees, specifically teachers and healthcare workers. He explained that the building of infrastructure is obsolete if workers are forced to leave the country for better wages. We need to take into consideration that teachers’ salary in the Philippines is generally lower for an entry-level.
For the landslide win of 26 million Filipinos for Senator Robinhood Padilla, one is certain, he is a leader, an influencer and the man of the hour.
For this year, Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine right now in National Bookstores launched the “Rising Tigers Ball” highlighting the men and women who are making a difference in the country today with “Men of the Year and Women of Substance” awards.
The list of honorees is as follows:
- Senator Miguel Zubiri
- Capt. Stanley Ng of Philippine Airlines
- Gerald “Gerry” J. Santos of Mr. Freeze Tube Ice
- Ronald Daniel Mascariñas of Chooks2Go
- Atty. Salvador Panelo
- Leo Ortiz of Glutalipo
- Walther Uzi Buenavista of Shawarma Shack
- Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo of AquaSkin
- Rico Hizon of CNN
- Christian Bautista
- Congresswoman Ruth Mariano Hernandez
- Jessa Macaraig of The Pretty You
- Ghie Pangilinan of Skin Magical
- Pia Arellano of Transunion
- Sarah Mateo of SPD Jobs
- Congresswoman Richelle Singson Michael
The event was held at the Maynila Ballroom of the historic Manila Hotel with a welcome address by former Senator and president of Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey Lina followed by the Keynote speaker, Ambassador of Poland, His Excellency Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, who had previously served as the Polish ambassador to Ethiopia between 2008 and 2012.
High society, business leaders, and rising tigers attended the event, including:
- Becky Garcia
- Ambassador of Romania Răduţa Dana Matache
- former Philippine Ambassador to Russia Vic Garcia and Madam Connie Guanzon Garcia
- Franchise Guru Butz Bartolome
- Jorge and Frieda Hizon
- Manny Victorio
- Dr. George Sarakinis
- Rey Langit
- Merle Mendoza
- Usec Sandy Montano
- Richie Cuna of Kurimi & Fiorgelato
- Remy Bondad
- Andria Nicolas
- Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tag Media Group
- Etihad Airways General Manager Saeed and wife Ruth Eltanal
The main objective of the ball is to celebrate these leaders to be emulated and to inspire others with their challenges and success.
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