Daniel Padilla broke his Instagram hiatus to post a strong message about social awareness.
Standing on a pavement painted with the word "STOP," Daniel captioned his post, "Huminto. Tumingin ng mas malalim. Tayo ang problema."
It was unclear what specifically prompted the ABS-CBN actor to write this message, but he further elaborated on his call for social awareness in the comments section.
Daniel responded to a number of followers who reacted to his post.
One netizen posted a quote from civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi.
"If we want to change the world, one of the most important things you can do is to work on ourselves first.
"By changing yourself first, you become an example for others to follow.
"You are motivating them by your transformation and your example of how it could be. #PagbabagoParaSaPilipinas"
Daniel replied with the words, "RESPECT. COURTESY. DISCIPLINE."
Another netizen agreed that Filipinos lacked discipline and added, "Kahit simpleng pagtapon ng basura hindi magawa matapon sa tamang lalgayan..."
The actor-performer seconded the motion, "MISMO."
One fan lauded Daniel for using his platform to promote social change.
The comment read, "I really appreciate how artists like you have a deep sense of what's around them...
"You're right. It should start in every human being...
"If you're planning to start an advocacy for it, I'm for it!"
Daniel then encouraged the fan to spread the message of change.
He wrote, "Ikalat mo kapatid. Sumama ka na rin sa biyahe ng PAGBABAGO."
Meanwhile, some followers were taken aback by Daniel's words.
One netizen tried to assure the Kapamilya heartthrob that the problem will be solved eventually.
The comment read, "Hayaan mo, balang araw, masu-solusyon din natin ang lahat.
"Hindi man ngayon, hindi rin bukas. Pero balang araw!!! Laban lang!"
But Daniel insisted, "HINDI NA PWEDE ANG BALANG ARAW MAAM.
"NGAYON NA NATIN ITO KAILANGAN."
Another follower asked Daniel, "anong ang problema?!?"
And he answered, "Pilipino ang problema. Hindi ang pilipinas. Malinaw na ba kapatid?"
Some fans asked Daniel to just focus on his relationship with reel and real-life partner Kathryn Bernardo instead.
But Daniel was firm in saying that he cannot enjoy life when there are more pressing issues.
At press time, this post has over 230,053 likes on Instagram.
One netizen questioned Daniel's post by reminding followers that his father, Rommel Padilla, is running for congressman in the 2019 mid-term elections.
Early this year, Daniel accompanied his father to the Comelec office in Cabanatuan City to show his support for his father's congressional bid in Nueva Ecija .
Karla Estrada, Daniel's mother, replied to this comment to defend her son.
She wrote, "Hindi lahat ng bagay at ikinakabit sa iba.
"Laliman mo pa [ang] unawa mo para maging positibo."