MANILA – There’s no stopping Sharon Cuneta from speaking out, especially when it involves her family.
On Wednesday, Cuneta took to social media to react on speculations that her husband, opposition Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, would be ousted as chair of the chamber’s Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
The hashtag #OustKiko trended on Twitter Wednesday morning after the senator’s daughter, Frankie, alleged that a group on Facebook is trying to push for charter change by removing the minority lawmaker from the helm of the charter panel.
“So now, my husband naman. I want to refrain from posting about politics na, but sorry po -- I have to stand up for what is right -- especially if it involves someone I love,” she said.
“Matagal ko na pinalampas ang mga pamimintas at masasakit na salita laban sa asawa ko, pero hindi na po kaya ng pamilya namin. Lalo na ng mga anak naming wala namang malay at di hiniling na dito sa pamilya namin sila isilang,” she added.
Wondering who will be the next target, Cuneta lamented that her family’s detractors are “going too far.”
“So sad. O, Pilipinas naming mahal... ano na ang ginagawa sa iyo...Dear God, You are alive, You see all, You know all. We trust only in YOU,” she said.
“Nandyan ang Panginoon. At KAMI, NANANALIG SA KANIYA. Bilog ang mundo. At mapalad ang inaapi. God bless us all.”
In a text message to ABS-CBN News, Pangilinan said he is ready to vacate the post if the Senate leadership would ask him to.
"I am ready to give up the post anytime if asked by the Senate leadership but certainly not because of the 'clamor' of paid online trolls," Pangilinan said.