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'It Ain’t About Colors': Erap Son Jake Ejercito Shows Up for Robredo at 'PasigLaban'

He says it's his first political rally with no relatives involved.
by Ara Eugenio
Mar 21, 2022
Photo/s: Instagram/unoemilio

Actor Jake Ejercito on Sunday showed up among tens and thousands at Presidential candidate Leni Robredo's biggest campaign rally so far in Pasig City, saying it wasn't "about colors for him" as he diverged from his brother and father's political choices in this year's elections.

Ejercito, the son of ousted President Joseph "Erap" Estrada, said on social media a day later that "PasigLaban" was the first political rally he attended wherein none of his relatives were involved. 

He has been expressing his support for Robredo since last year, all while his father and brother Jinggoy Estrada, who is seeking a Senate return, have expressed their allegiance to the "UniTeam" camp of presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte. 

"Was too hesitant to hug her to thank her for running and to somehow give her more courage to fight on, but she surprisingly gave it first and I felt so much hope and reassurance in return," Ejercito said.

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"‘Twas my first time attending a political rally wherein none of my relatives were involved. But it ain’t about colours for me; it’s about being Filipino," he added. 


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Candidates who are as "genuine, qualified, and capable" as Robredo are rare, Ejercito said, urging people to vote for her this May 9. 

"No hero-worship here, but candidates who are as genuine, as qualified, and as capable as her don’t come around too often. Let’s not waste this rare opportunity to let someone like her lead," he said. 

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