Megastar Sharon Cuneta stated on Monday that she hopes Vice President Leni Robredo would run for president in the 2022 elections.
In an Instagram live, the actress became emotional as she relayed that she has suffered emotionally in the past few weeks. She recently got involved in an argument after her daughter Frankie Pangilinan was threatened with rape online by a man named Sonny Alcos.
Sharon recently slammed him online and identified him as a “solid DDS”.
Following the issues she had faced, the actress started expressing her grief online. In a social media post, Sharon questioned why some people find it so easy to hurt others like it is nothing to them in this time of the pandemic.
Sharon prompted some Duterte followers to question her ties with the president when she aired statements against the rape threat.
She said, “I’ve always been good, or at least I’ve tried separating politics from friendships and relationships.”
“Ang trato sa akin ng Pangulo parang anak niya, ang tawag niya pa sa akin, ‘the singer of my life,’ tapos mahal ko si Inday Sara kasi maliit pa ‘yan Sharonian na ‘yan,” she said, referring to the president’s daughter, Sara Duterte, the Davao City mayor.
Sharon is the wife of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and the daughter of the late former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta. She has been known as a supporter of Rodrigo Duterte.
The Megastar recounted that she decided not to campaign for any presidential candidate in 2016 as she was separating politics from her relationships.
During the 2016 elections, Sharon did not campaign for the late Miriam Defensor-Santiago, despite being her “idol”; Jejomar Binay, a family friend; Duterte; nor Mar Roxas who is also under the Liberal Party like her husband Kiko Pangilinan.
Sharon revealed, “Ang gusto ko talagang maging presidente noon si Sen. Grace Poe. Isa pang ubod ng disente… Hindi ko siya makapanya noon dahil si Kiko was with the administration.”
“I wanted Sen. Grace Poe to win, at alam ni Tatay (Duterte) ‘yun.”
Sharon said that she campaigned for Robredo whom she hopes to see as a presidential candidate in 2022.
“I don’t know what’s happened to our country. I hope VP Leni runs for president next time, dahil hindi na rin naman makakatakbo si Tatay next time,” she said.
Putting her faith in Robredo to succeed Duterte, the actress believes that the vice president will bring back decency to the country.
“Napakadisente,” she commented.”Nakakatakot na kasi… Ngayon lang ako naka-experience ng ganito.
“Pagkatapos ng term ni Pangulong Duterte, sana talaga manalo si VP Leni kung tumakbo siya. Baka sakaling bumalik ang pagka disente ng karamihan sa atin.”