“IPAPUPUTOL ko ‘yung dalawa kong paa. Gagapang na lang ako kung binabayaran kaming mga artista kay BBM!”
[I will have both feet cut off; I will just crawl, if we artists for BBM are being paid].
Multi-awarded actress Elizabeth Oropesa gave this assertion in response to claims by detractors of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos that celebrities who perform in his political rallies have been receiving large expertise charges.
Oropesa mentioned she will be able to personally attest to the truth that all of the celeb performers within the UniTeam rallies have been doing it voluntarily.
“Nakita n’yo naman siguro kahit sa mga caravan at saka mga pinupuntahan ni BBM, umiiyak ang mga tao makalapit lang. Wala namang hinihinging kahit ano, ‘yung iba nga nagbibigay pa,” she mentioned.
[You’ve seen for yourself in the caravans and the areas where BBM goes, the people are crying just to be able to get near him. No one is asking for anything; some of them even have gifts for him].
“Take me, for instance. I give of myself, because that’s my dream. Loyalists like me dream of seeing a Marcos elected anew, and that is Bongbong now,” she added, talking largely in Filipino.
She mentioned that “once BBM is in Malacanang, we can happily close our eyes and rest. Many of us are senior citizens.”
Oropesa likewise clarified that she doesn’t insult nor really feel unhealthy for her fellow artists who’re performing for Leni Robredo.
She famous that she acquired reviews that some artists performing for Robredo live performance rallies obtain large expertise charges, and if that have been true, she was completely happy for them as a result of they get to earn cash in these elections.
“I am happy for the artists they [Robredo camp] are tapping, because that means they have a TF, or talent fee. But for us (BBM camp) there’s no TF. We are joining them on our own, even if uninvited. Some artists even go out of their way to find out how they can join some events,” Oropesa mentioned.
A number of weeks in the past, the looks of TV host Toni Gonzaga in an enormous UniTeam rally had sparked a buzz on social media owing to reviews that she has a giant contract to endorse BBM.
In the meantime, Oropesa, finest actress grand slam winner, confused that she has by no means fought with fellow actresses simply due to politics.
The 67-year-old actress is a Bicolana, however mentioned she has lengthy been a supporter of Marcos. She mentioned she has been a part of Bongbong Marcos Loyalist Worldwide since 2013.
In line with her, majority of the members of their group are Abroad Filipino Staff (OFWs).
She can also be amongst these organizing rallies for Marcos and Inday Sara Duterte in varied areas of the nation.
“In fact, sometimes I’m assigned to be a representative for Inday Sara in places that she cannot go to. I read her messages, speeches, the like. All groups in those places, I invite them to our rallies, and they may also invite me,” she added.
The actress confused that they’re presently making ready actions that may absolutely be joined by tens of millions of Marcos’ supporters.