MANILA — Actor and Muslim convert Robin Padilla asked lawmakers to review history before giving opinions.
Padilla called on senate and congressional leaders to brush up on history during the first anniversary of the framework peace agreement signed by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
“I encourage our hot-headed countrymen, especially our leaders in the Senate and Congress, to study the Bangsamoro history first before giving their opinion,” Padilla said.
He added that Sen. Alan Cayetano should have attended the forum marking the first anniversary of the framework peace.
“(Sen. Alan) Cayetano should have been here,” he added.
Cayetano has earlier called on his fellow senators urging them not to sign the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
The senator cited the Mamasapano encounter which killed 44 police commandos adding that the incident is a proof that the MILF were not to be trusted.
Cayetano specifically mentioned how the MILF coddled the terrorists including Malaysian bomb-maker Marwan.
Padilla, however, disagreed with Cayetano adding that peace negotiation process must not be hindered by what happened in Maguindanao.
“We shouldn’t judge the long process of peace negotiations just because of what happened in Mamasapano,” Padilla said.