Robin Padilla: Morality in PH is declining
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla has expressed dismay over what he perceives as the eroding morality in the Philippines.
Speaking at the Ambassadors for Peace dinner banquet in Quezon City early this week, Padilla said that politics has caused division among many Filipinos, particularly the youth.
“The youth right now in the Philippines, they are misled. They love politics so much that they don’t understand even their (own) history,” he said.
The senator stressed the need to motivate the youth to be “morally independent.”
“When you say morally independent, they are so influenced by movies that are showing stuff that even me—just imagine me— Robin Padilla is shocked on how movies are made right now? That is wow! Plus, you know I’m the bad boy of the Philippine movies, and I’m shocked,” he said.
“Meaning to say, morality is really going down,” he pointed out.
Earlier, the senator spoke about Filipinos’ longing for change while resisting it simultaneously.
He said he thought he could bring about change when he dreamed of becoming a politician.
“But what can a one man do if everything around you they don’t want to change?” Padilla said.
“People in the Philippines, they are always, always, they are saying we want change, but we keep on electing the old ones. How can you have change?”
As chairman of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments, Padilla led the discussions on proposed economic changes in the 1987 Constitution.
However, his committee’s recommendations did not receive the backing of his colleagues in the upper chamber.
Padilla believes the only solution to attain peace in the country is for Filipinos to return to God.
“He is the only way. And morality is the only way…” he pointed out.