Kapamilya star Kim Chiu believes that the change that people are asking for could be achieved if the country has a leader who cares for the people.
On Saturday, November 14, the actress mentioned in a media interview that she is hopeful for a change in the country and the government system led by a leader who cares for everyone.
“Ako naman, I’m hopeful with… iyong change, yes, the change that we needed,” she said.
“Kasi, hindi naman magbabago lahat ito if iyong leader natin meron talaga siyang care sa lahat ng tao,” she added.
The 30-year-old actress-host added saying, “I think iyong nangyayari ngayon is nakikita natin that puwede magbago iyong ganito sistema.
“Kasi kung ganito at ganito pa rin, walang magbabago talaga.”
Previously, Kim also showed her disappointment with the government when she compared the country’s current COVID-19 response status with other countries.
She shared a Forbes article and posted it on her Instagram story where it showed the list of countries with the best coronavirus response while raising her opinion about it.
“#SonaAll welfare ng tao ang iniisip mahirap man, middle class man or mayaman man. Mga tao muna bago ang sariling agenda,” she wrote.
“Hep! Before kayo mag bad comment, this is just my opinion as a taxpayer and isang mamamayang nalulungkot sa nangyayari sa ating bayan,” she added.
She also said that if she only had the option to choose where her paid taxes will go, she would prefer putting it on the Education and Health fund.
“Bayaran na naman ng monthly tax, ITR and more. Sana may option kung saan mo ilalagay ang ibabayad mo. If I have a choice, education and health fund. Kung may ganun man,” she said.
In April 2020, Kim had also displayed her disappointment in the government when she posted on her Twitter account her dismay over the people being arrested over rallying for food and help from the government amid the pandemic.
Ang hirap ng sitwasyon ng mga tao ngayon. Papasok na ang 3rd week of the community quarantine. Hindi dapat hulihin or bugbugin ang kailangan kausapin, they will not be doing those things kung nabibigyan sila ng tamang atensyon and support from the local government. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/AOymB0bJui
— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) April 1, 2020
“Ang hirap ng sitwasyon ng mga tao ngayon. Papasok na ang 3rd week of the community quarantine. Hindi dapat hulihin or bugbugin ang kailangan kausapin, they will not be doing those things kung nabibigyan sila ng tamang atensyon and support from the local government,” she wrote.
Her post received backlash from the netizens who claimed that she was bashing President Duterte.
However, she clarified that she did not bash the president and mentioned that it would be helpful instead to pray together during this trying time due to COVID-19.
“I never bashed the President. Please know everything muna bago kayo mambash dito sa page ko! And please! Please! Stop the hate! Ang dami nyong time. Ibuhos nalang natin yung natin sa pagdadasal na sana matapos na ang masamang panaginip na ito. Ang dami nang nahihirapan. I’m sure pati ikaw din. Wala din naman mangyayari kahit may sabihin tayo o wala. Mas may mangyayari pa pag sama sama at sabay sabay tayong magdasal. So please please stop the hate!” she said.
Kim Chiu is known to be a former supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte. She previously shared her encounter with the president when she hosted the Labor Day celebration held at IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.
She was thrilled with her experience and described it as “kulba jud pero lingaw kaayo ug feeling!” (Nervous but feeling happy!)
“This experience is definitely one for the books!” she added.
Currently, Kim is planning to conduct a virtual benefit concert dedicated to helping the typhoon victims of both Rolly and Ulysses.
“Now that this happened, parang, I think it’s a way na sabi ni God, ‘Gawin, pero tumulong tayo.’ I’m happy also to do that,” she said.
“I’m excited to do that and, at the same time, it will help a lot of people,” she added.