- Parokya’s Chito Miranda hit back at pro-Duterte bashers over his decision to reconsider his choice for president
- Earlier, Miranda tweeted his openness to listen to the sides of other presidential candidates
- The popular rock singer urged his bashers to not judge him too quickly
MANILA, Philippines – After receiving criticisms over his decision to reconsider his choice of presidential candidate in the coming national election, Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda slammed supporters of Mayor Duterte who bashed him on social media.
Miranda is known to support the presidential bid of Duterte as early as last year and is one of the many celebrities who openly campaigned for the tough-talking mayor.
He even reiterated his support for Duterte following the latter’s controversial remark against Pope Francis late last year.
But Miranda surprised his followers after a series of tweets that appears to suggest he is now undecided on whom to support with barely a week remaining before the national election.
“Ano sa tingin nyo? Kelangan natin pumili. Du30 ako pero gusto ko marinig side ng iba. Pls educate me intelligently,” Miranda wrote on April 28. [What do you think? We have to choose. I’m for Du30 but I want to hear the side of others. Please educate me intelligently.]
This was followed by a series of tweets, sharing his own takes on other presidential candidates like Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Grace Poe.
In another series of tweets, Miranda asked why it has become a big deal for others when he only wanted to educate himself with regards to the other candidates.
“Kahit si Du30 ang manalo, walang change na magaganap kung di kayo marunong rumespeto sa kapwa. Advocate po of peace and discipline si Du30,” he wrote in another Twitter post on Wednesday, May 4. [Even if Du30 wins, no change will happen if you cannot respect others. Duterte is an advocate of peace and discipline.]
In a lengthy and strongly-worded Instagram post, the popular rock singer lambasted those who bashed him, mostly Duterte fans, for rethinking his decision on whom to support. (Click here to read more)