- Mayor Lani Mercado said she feels sad about the bashing that her husband Bong Revilla has been getting, most especially from artists
- She believes that actors who have worked with Bong Revilla before don’t have any negative comments about him
- She says that Bong Revilla should be given a chance to prove himself once more
Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been officially elected back into the Senate despite having been convicted on charges related to the pork barrel scam. With this in mind, it is no wonder that the senator-elect has been branded a thief by the public.
Revilla’s wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado, has broken her silence and given her reaction to people who have been calling her husband a “magnanakaw.”
In an interview with Pep.ph, Lani said she feels really hurt by the bashing that her husband has been getting from the public, especially from people in show business.
“Alam mo, nasasaktan ako. Siyempre, hindi naman lahat ng taga-industriya na, kumbaga, nagsasabi ng masasakit na salita laban sa amin.”
“Siguro, these people hindi naman siguro nagkaroon ng direct o kung meron man direct relationship, naging katrabaho ni Senator Bong. Hindi ko alam kung meron bang ipinakitang mali si Senator Bong sa kanila.”
She confidently believes that the people who have worked Revilla before haven’t made any bad comments about him.
“Kasi ang alam ko, lahat na nakakasama ni Bong, wala namang masamang komento sa kanya… na kung meron, tao lang naman si Senator Bong. But not to the point na tawagin mong magnanakaw o masamang tao. I don’t think so, kumbaga, ipapasa-Diyos ko na lang sila.”
Lani asked people to give him a chance to prove himself.
“Basta lahat na bumoto kay Bong, rest assured na susuklian ‘yan ni Senator Bong Revilla ng tapat na paninilbihan. Sana bigyan natin siya ng tsansa.”