More film, TV and social media personalities, including popular creatives from the design and fashion world, showed their support for Pink Day yesterday, the day Vice President Leni Robredo announced she is joining the race for presidency in the 2022 national elections.
Risking being attacked by anti-Leni trolls or losing followers, these personalities expressed their support for the Vice President with their words, fashion, and a whole lot of heart emojis. Yes, it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which happens to share the same color theme with the #LetLeniLead campaign, but yesterday seems to have been devoted to celebrating the VP’s candidacy which many have said sparked renewed hope for the country.
ABS-CBN News had earlier reported on the other celebs who are rallying behind Robredo’s candidacy. Here’s more.
Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez didn’t name names and just let her pink lips do the talking.
Similarly, there was no mention of VP Leni’s name on the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano’s post. But her pink top seems to spell out her sentiments quite clearly. She captioned her post: “Hello! Maganda ba ko?” with a heart emoji.
No captions. Just pigtails and his fist on his chest for singer Ogie Alcasid.
It’s pretty obvious who Megastar Sharon Cuneta is rooting for with her “Teach. Love. Inspire.” shirt. On Friday, her hubby filed for his candidacy as Vice President in the 2022 national elections with Robredo behind him.
Nikki Valdez said she’s always loved pink and loves it even more now. Loud and proud, she said: “💕LENI IS MY PRESIDENT!!!💕” Camille Prats-Yambao feels the same way.
Pink has always been my color 💕 finally a light at the end of this very dim tunnel #LabanLeni2022— Camille Prats Yambao (@CamillePrats) October 8, 2021
In a pink-themed IG post, singer, songwriter Ebe Dancel quoted a meaningful line from his song “Bawat Daan”: Nag-iisang tiyak sa isang libong duda.
Chef and TV show host Sharwin Tee matched his pink shirt with a pasta dish. In a comment he left under his post, he wrote “@lenirobredo ma’am!!! Andami nyong pinaiyak sa saya today.”
Director Quark Henares keeps it real with a very honest post, declaring his support for a leader who’s also an “actual frontliner,” and who despite being a victim of the current administration “still shines with hope and love for this country.”
Naiyak ako watching @lenirobredo’s speech because I realized how cynical I’ve become in the past six years and how touching it was to watch an actual frontliner and victim in the Duterte regime still shine with hope and love for this country. #LabanLeni2022— Quark Henares (@quarkhenares) October 7, 2021
Standup comedian Alex Calleja is already ushering out those who wish to unfollow him on Facebook.
Host-comedian Vice Ganda posted a pink VICE logo on her IG stories.
In an IG stories post, Liza Soberano made a peace sign with pink heart emojis on a pink background.
Nadine Lustre also posted a photo of VP Leni while announcing her candidacy in an IG Stories post. She followed this up with another pink-themed post that says: VOTE BETTER HALALAN2022.”
Medical anthropologist and ANCX contributor Gideon Lasco is clear about the candidate he’s supporting—punctual, eloquent, inclusive, spoke with dignity, empathy, courage, and from the heart.
She was punctual. She was eloquent. She was inclusive. She spoke with dignity, empathy, and courage. She spoke from the heart.— Gideon Lasco (@gideonlasco) October 7, 2021
This is a candidate who respects the position she's running for and the people she's hoping to serve. #LabanLeni2022
Multimedia visual artist and UP professor Toym Imao posted a five-year-old photo of himself with VP Leni, with him handing out a sculptural Voltes V “sword in the stone.” “Today, we are looking forward to that long awaited episode that she finally draws that sword from the stone and lead to liberate this nation from the remnants of the evil Boazanian despots and their current incarnations in the seats of power,” he wrote. “Let us VOLT-IN and rally around the VP, stand our ground, and defeat these plunderous and murderous beast fighters that threaten our democracy, rights, and freedoms.”
Film director Antonette Jadaone and her pink wig are ready to support VP Leni.
Singer-songwriter Jim Paredes also declares his readiness to support VP Leni’s candidacy.
If fashion designer Martin Bautista was watching VP Leni’s announcement with his friends, they’d be screaming their heads off as well. Just like they did in 2010 for Venus Raj.
In an IG Stories post, Janella Salvador (wearing a stunning fuschia pink gown) says it loud and proud: “Yes, indeed. Pink is superior.”
Fashion designer JC Buendia names his chosen shade of pink as “Leni.”
Manhacks host Jigs Mayuga did Robredo’s makeup for the announcement but he’s been a supporter of the VP for a while. “I won’t say much about my experience with Ma’am Leni other than she is a kind and gracious public servant. 💖” he wrote below a photo of VP Leni seated on his makeup chair.
Filipino prima ballerina Lisa Macuja and actor-director Topper Fabregas both posted a pink square on Instagram. “Pink is hope” said Lisa, following it with the hashtag that says Let Leni Lead.
“He’s Into Her” actress Belle Mariano is pretty in pink.
For accessories designer Zarah Juan, “Pink is the color of hope. The future is pink.”
Musical duo Leanne & Naara make it clear who they’re standing with. They accompanied their photo with hashtags #DapatSiLeni #LabanLeni2022 #LetLeniLead
Actress Rita Avila says she heard what she wanted to hear from VP Leni.
Kapamilya actor and son of former president Joseph Estrada, Jake Ejercito expressed his support for “Pink Day,” with a caption that said “Ngiting lalaban tayo.”
Ngiting lalaban tayo ✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/vY3Z1aWOqA— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) October 7, 2021
“I don’t believe in ‘staying out of politics’ when politics affect the country and people I love the most,” said social entrepreneur Reese Fernandez of Rags2Riches.
Singer Sam Concepcion, who incidentally is wearing a pink ensemble on his Twitter profile, quotes a line from “Les Miserables.” In another Twitter post, he made a firm stand about the leader he wants to lead the country.
Do you hear the people sing!??? 💓— Sam Concepcion (@sam_concepcion) October 7, 2021
I choose to join the fight for a better Philippines. Laban Leni!!!— Sam Concepcion (@sam_concepcion) October 7, 2021
Indie singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas calls on VP Leni’s supporters to make some noise.
LEZGO MGA ANAK NG FUCHSIA, MAG-INGAY!!! #LetLeniLead— Bullet Dumas (@bulletdumas) October 7, 2021
ABS-CBN talent Jane Oineza tweets a resounding “Yeeeeeeees” to VP Leni’s announcement, complete with heart emojis.
Yeeeeeeees 😭😭💖💖💙💙 #LabanLeni2022— Jane Oineza ☁️ (@itsJaneOineza) October 7, 2021
Singer and actress Vivoree wants Leni to lead in 2022.
Chef Myke Tatung shows support with his pink pan and knife.
DJ Jhaiho and DJ Chacha both declare yesterday a pink day with their outfits and makeup.
Actress, host and vlogger Gabbi Garcia wears pink at her tennis class.
While boyfriend Kahlil Ramos went out for a drive in Thursday’s favorite color.
Host Kring Kim goes the extra mile in an all-out pink ensemble.
Artist Raxenne Maniquez has flowers to offer her presidential bet.
Social media star @itsassagurl adds a pink filter to his latest Instagram photo.