Published: Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Will Robin Padilla Run for Senator in 2019 Elections Under Duterte Party?

Actor running for public office are common in the Philippines. And they usually win. For someone as popular as Robin Padilla, entering politics will not be a problem. And there is renewed speculation that Robin will run for senator in next year’s elections.

Robin Padilla senator

Robin Padilla for senator in 2019? (ABS CBN)

Will Robin Padilla run to senator in 2019? He has been very visible in the news the past months. Robin continues to spearhead efforts in helping Marawi residents and the rehabilitation of the war torn city. 

Padilla has also been very visible when it comes the the Duterte administration’s activities. He was with the president during his trip to South Korea a couple of months ago. Robin has also been very vocal about his support for Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go.

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It is for these reasons that many Filipinos think he is gunning for a senatorial position in 2019. And according to the latest Pulse Asia survey, Robin Padilla may just win.

Though he is out of the Magic 12, it’s nothing that campaigning cannot overcome. After all, he just in 15th spot, higher even than Bong Go, Bong Revilla and Mar Roxas!

Magic 12 senatorial survey

Magic 12 of the Pulse Asia senatorial survey. (Pulse Asia)