Netizens called out Robin Padilla after the actor backed out of his dare toward the opposition after a high-ranking official accepted his challenge.
“Call!” Philippine Army Col. Mike Logico wrote.
He then offered a few instructions to Padilla before doing the dare.
He said that the actor should get a haircut. Then, apply for a Master in National Security Administration (MNSA), where he would likely be Padilla’s mentor. Only then, the actor can proceed to enter the Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
“If you make it past step 3, you will have the minimum competency to become an RCDG (Regional Community Defense Group) Commander. That will put you in a better position to challenge,” Logico wrote.
Padilla immediately apologized to the Colonel and went on to praise him.
“I apologize if in any way I offended you with my video. Sir, it’s too late for me to dream and become a highly trained officer like you. If destiny allows it I will just see you there in the high seas, not as a foe but a civilian ally,” he wrote.
Netizens then reacted to Padilla’s sudden change of heart after Col. Logico’s response.
Robin Padilla wants to form Philippine maritime militia. Calls on Pinoys to join. Col. Mike Logico calls his bluff. Game on daw. Robin is a Reserve Captain. Col. Logico is a CO of the AFP. Game daw, Robin. Report ka na kay Col. Logico. pic.twitter.com/LXhuccwbgt
— Gerry Cacanindin (@GerryCacanindin) April 25, 2021
Choose you fighter :
Lt. Col. Mike Ex-con Robin pic.twitter.com/L4LOe8adAn
— 𝐃𝐨𝐧-𝐃𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐚 (@Don8don3) April 25, 2021
An artist even illustrated the exchange and visualized Padilla as a deteriorating piece of chili pepper.
A Netizen recommended that the actor should try a burn gel.
This one really works. Try it, Robin Padilla. pic.twitter.com/M3yUR82teu
— Al Dy Blanc ツ (@tapAlan) April 26, 2021
Someone described the actor as “an illiterate.”
Robin Padilla, an illiterate is speaking highly. Lmao stfu.
— deranged (@SkyeFlakesss) April 25, 2021
And another a “coward.”
“Who’s your ghostwriter?” a Twitter user asked.
Some also praised Logico for his message.
Mike Logico is the silver lining that we all want.
He said if I could teach Robin Padilla to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity cannot grow and prosper, and children will have smiles on their faces. Thank you.
— Tacio Basconcillo (@tacioism) April 27, 2021
In a recent facebook video, Padilla called out Senators Francis Pangilinan, Ping Lacson, and Risa Hontiveros, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and musician Jim Paredes to a challenge. He asked them to join him in forming a militia to face the Chinese vessels at the West Philippine Sea.
“Tutal napakadaming matapang. Naririnig mo. Eto may mga politiko. Si Senator Kiko Pangilinan, ex-Justice (Antonio) Carpio, Jim Paredes, Senator (Risa) Hontiveros, si idol, si 10,000 hours Senator (Ping) Lacson,” he said.
“May mga iba artista pa at singers. Eh, kung talaga pong matapang kayo, eh, sumama kayo sa akin. Tayo ay maging militia. Tapatan natin yung militia nung mga Chinese. Pumunta tayo doon, lumayag tayo, mangisda tayo doon. Tumambay din tayo roon kasi atin eto.”
He added that they should also wander around the area, and the mentioned individuals should prove that they can also sacrifice for the country.