Biker Who Converted to Robredo From Marcos is Viral for Switch Campaign

Here's why he embraced pink.
Photo/s: Tintin Abdon/Facebook

The motorcycle rider who switched to presidential candidate Leni Robredo from Bongbong Marcos after giving her a ride to a rally in Cavite last March was trending again on Sunday, this time for encouraging more people to change sides, with one week left before the elections.

Then a "solid BBM", Sherwin Abdon said he was called "bobo", "tanga", and "bayaran" by fellow Marcos supporters who told him he should've crashed his motorcycle while Robredo was on board.

Abdon said this led him and wife Tintin to research about Robredo and they realized how her plans for the country differed from the"unity" platform of the late dictator's son.

"Sa panahon po ngayon hindi natin makakain ang unity, hindi natin mapapag-aral ang anak natin ng unity. Ang kailangan natin isang magaling na lider na mamumuno sa ating bansa," he said in a viral video with more than 31,000 shares in one day

Continue reading below ↓

ALSO READ: Robredo Takes Questions From Crowd with Marcos Supporters

"Huwag po tayo maniwala sa TikTok, sa Facebook. Maniwala po tayo sa legit na ahensya: BIR, Korte Suprema."

Before he met Robredo in March 4, Abdon said he was a blind "fanatic" of Marcos. He liked, shared, and heart-reacted every post about the survey frontrunner without question.

Abdon's wife said she was one of the many bashers of Robredo, at some point calling the vice president "lutang." After Abdon gave Robredo a ride, they were the ones branded as "lutang" by Marcos supporters, she said.

"Naisip ko, sandali, hindi naman ako ganito, hindi naman ganito pagkatao ko pero bakit ako naging bastos, bakit ako naging bully? Hindi ko gusto ito," she said in a separate video

Abdon urged Filipinos to open their minds and spare some time to double check the information they are consuming online.

"Huwag po tayo magluklok ng maling tao. Ang boto po natin hindi lang para sa sarili natin, para sa mga anak natin at para sa bansa natin. Hindi po ako nandito para diktahan kayo. Buksan po natin ang isipan natin at puso, tayo pong Pilipino ay matatalino hindi po tayo bobo," he said.

Continue reading below ↓
Recommended Videos

"Kaya ako lumipat kay Leni, may tiwala po ako kay Leni. Siya ay may nagawa na at magagawa pa. Kaya sana po, buksan po natin ang isip at puso natin. Sigurado po, matutunan natin kung sino ang tama nating iluluklok."

EXPLAINERS:

Viral 'Shot' with Sam Concepcion Shows Power of House-to-House Campaign

'Pinklawan', Magnanakaw: How Name-Calling Works, Then Backfires

Win or Lose, Stripped of Fake News, This is Leni According to Real People 

Latest Headlines
Recent News