John Lloyd Cruz expressed his optimism about the upcoming administration of Rodrigo Duterte, who is expected to assume office as the next president of the Philippines in the coming weeks.
He said, “I’m really excited about this coming administration. I think they have a lot of potential.
“It’s a great opportunity to deliver change kasi lahat tayo, we all want change.”
However, he added, “Pero kung hindi rin tutulungan yung tao na uupo, nothing’s gonna happen.
“Right now, I’m gonna sit back and observe and watch and I’m very excited.
“Totoo yun, I’m very excited to see what’s in store for the Pinoy nation.
“Because lahat tayo pagod na, yung iba lalo na, yung mga nakakaramdam ng hirap, ng talagang struggle.
“Sana talaga maibigay yung nararapat para sa mga tao na nangangailangan.
“But I’m very excited.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and the other members of the press were able to interview John Lloyd at the Choose To Be Great media event, where he was launched as the new endorser of Great Taste Coffee, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Wednesday, May 11.
MESSAGE FOR DUTERTE. The actor was also asked for a message to Duterte once he starts his duties as president.
John Lloyd said, “I hope you get to enjoy the ride.
“Sa bigat ng trabaho niyo, Sir, what lies ahead, sa kinakaharap ng inyong bagong duty or tungkulin, e, okay lang din to enjoy lang din, Sir.
“Huwag niyo masyadong pahirapan ang sarili niyo.
“Alam ko mabigat po ang trabaho, pero okay din sometimes to enjoy the ride.”
MESSAGE FOR BASHERS. Given how active everyone now is on social media, many netizens have also resorted to bashing.
Asked about his opinion on bashers, John Lloyd replied, “Mga bashers naman, parang baduy nila, e.
“Baduy lang nung [bashing]. Hindi uusad ang mundo pagka puro lang tayo bash nang bash.”
While many have been very active and passionate about the recently concluded elections, John Lloyd is hoping that people will now set aside their opinions and mend relationships.
“I’m not trying to lecture anyone, pero siguro balikan natin yung purpose ng election, kung bakit tayo merong kinakampanya, kung bakit tayo merong manok, kung bakit tayo merong bet, di ba?
“Kung merong nasagasaang friendship, I hope maaayos din yun.”