'I want to go out and scream and fight': Frankie Pangilinan told by senator-father to protest online, for now

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Posted at Jun 05 2020 09:26 PM

'I want to go out and scream and fight': Frankie Pangilinan told by senator-father to protest online, for now 1
Sen. Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan and his daughter, Frankie, pose for a selfie during the latter's high school graduation in June 2019. Instagram: @kiko.pangilinan

MANILA — Music newcomer Frankie Pangilinan, the daughter of showbiz icon Sharon Cuneta and Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, has been an outspoken critic of the Duterte government on social media.

On Thursday, she sought to bring her protest to the streets, amid the controversy surrounding the administration-backed anti-terror bill. She, however, appeared to be disallowed by her father, going by a text exchange she shared on Twitter.

"I want to go out and scream and fight," she messaged her father in succession, captioning the screenshot of the text, "Sir pls let me out."

Tagging the Twitter account of Sen. Pangilinan, Frankie tweeted, in jest, "I'll bring a water of alcohol pls... Aktibista din po kayo pls naman o gets mo naman eh."

Despite her plea, Frankie, 19, was apparently not given the go-signal to join protests outside.

"You are fighting online," Sen. Pangilinan replied in their text message.

"It's all [pretty] much meaningless until I go out and do something we both know that," Frankie said, followed by a humorous, "Don't make me sapak."

In recent months, Frankie has used her growing social media to shed light on causes for vulnerable sectors, especially amid the coronavirus crisis.

She has minced no words in criticizing the Duterte administration, most recently over the anti-terror bill that has sparked the #JunkTerrorBill movement online and and in the streets.