MANILA - Actor Robin Padilla has challenged Magdalo Party-list representative and senatorial bet Gary Alejano to make true his plan to visit one of the disputed islands.
Padilla, known for making public his sentiments on various issues, has taken to Instagram to reach out to Alejano.
"Sarilinin natin itong lakad lumusob tayo sa Spratlys," he said.
(Let's take this upon ourselves and attack Spratlys.)
He said the entire country and the poor should not be involved in the issue.
His post is accompanied by a photo of Alejano and a clipping from an online news tabloid.
Alejano used the same photo taken on a boat and holding a Philippine flag for a post on his personal Instagram account last April 8, the day he and other opposition bets from Otso Diretso Chel Diokno, Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc, planned on taking a boat ride from Masinloc in Zambales to the Scarborough Shoal.
Padilla also urged Alejano to follow the Tausugs of the Sulu Sultanate and show China that "Katipuneros" are ready to follow the footsteps of revolutionary Tausugs.
"Lumusob tayo gayahin natin ang mga Tausug at 'wag kang mag alala susunod ako sa plano mo dahil marines ka, marahil mas magaling ka sa akin sa military tactics kaya gawin na natin ito wala akong kokontrahin sa plano yakapin na natin ang pagiging bayani sa panahon na ito at marahil mabuhay natin ang bawat katipunan sa puso ng mga Pilipino at magising sa mahimbing na pagkakatulog," said Padilla.
(Let's follow the Tausugs and attack. Don't worry, I will follow your plans because you know more about military tactics being a member of the marines. Let's embrace being heroes in this time in the hopes of awakening the Katipunan heart in every Filipino from deep slumber.)