By Jeanne Michael Penaranda
In the October 7 episode of his show “Wowowin” on the GMA Network, Revillame gave his insights on the current political scene.
Revillame said taxpayers do not deserve to witness dirty politics.
“Nasasaktan ako eh dahil bumoto po ako sa mga taong ito tapos iyan ang nakikita ko. Papaano na ‘yung mga bata? Papaano na ang kinabukasan natin kung ganyan ang nakikita natin lagi (I feel hurt because I voted for these people, but this is what I see. How about the children? How about our future if that’s what we always see)?” he said.
He also expressed dismay on how issues are blown out of proportion amid the distressing situation brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Tapos ang nakikita pa namin sa telebisyon, sa news puro away niyo. Nakakalungkot po. Isa po ‘ya sa mga dahilan. Papasukin ko ba ito? Pupunta ba ako sa ganitong klaseng institusyon (And then that’s what we see on television, in the news. You’re always fighting. It’s sad. That’s one of the reasons. Will I join this? Will I go to this kind of institution)?” he said.
He eventually announced he would not seek any political position despite the clamor for him to do so.
“Hindi ko po kayo ipagpapalit kahit anong posisyon sa gobyerno (I will not trade you for any position in the government),” he told his viewers and showed a signed contract for the continuity of his show.
He also admitted he is not fluent in the English language and knows little or nothing about the law, legislation, and government policies.
He said he prayed a lot and consulted officials, friends, and family on whether he will run for senator or not.
“Hindi ko ho kakayanin na pumasok sa isang bagay na wala akong kakayahan (I can’t do something which I know I’m not capable of),” he said. “Dapat kung maglilingkod tayo, tanggalin ninyo ‘yung galit sa puso ninyo (If you want to serve, remove hatred from your heart).”