Published: Monday 12 February, 2018

WATCH Sharon Cuneta Treasures Video Message from Her ‘Tatay Digong’

Sharon Cuneta loves President Duterte. In an Instagram post over the weekend, Sharon shared a video message from her Tatay Digong which, she said, she treasures. But what does Kiko Pangilinan think of this? After all, Kiko is a political rival.

For her part, Sharon said she doesn’t care about politics and Kiko knows this.

“All politics aside and with all due respect to my husband who so understands my ‘wala akong pakialam sa politika’ stand, I got this precious gift of a message (taken a few evenings ago) from President Rodrigo Duterte himself!!!” wrote the Megastar.

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In the video, President Duterte greeted Sharon Cuneta, calling her ‘Ma’am Sharon’, and thanking the Megastar whom, he reveals, has been a longtime friend and idol of his daughter, Sara Duterte.

“Ma’am Sharon, thank you for remembering me. I am your good friend and my daughter Sara, e, talagang ina-idolize ka hanggang ngayon. I am happy that she has chosen the right person to be an inspiration. She has been an avid admirer, supporter sa inyo. Ako rin, for the many things you have done for me and the family, I am grateful. May you live for a thousand years,” said the president.

The video, and the fact that Sharon posted it, raised a not a few eyebrows, of course. But Cuneta doesn’t seem to care.

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“Wow. Thank you very much, Mr. President, Sir, my ‘Tatay Digong’!!! ” she wrote. “You may not know this but Davao City Mayor Sara and I have been friends since 2012. We never cared about each other’s politics, though I adore her as much as she, a ‘Sharonian’ as the President himself once said, must adore me too.”

“I am blessed that she and I are sincere and thoughtful enough to separate politics from what after all is more lasting—our friendship,” added Sharon. “Now I have this message to treasure forever!”