Nacionalista Party senatorial bet Adel Tamano defends Dolphy’s endorsement of NP standard bearer Manny Villar. Tamano says accusations are baseless and insulting
Nacionalista Party senatorial bet and spokesperson Atty. Adel Tamano defended Comedy King Dolphy’s move to endorse NP standard bearer Manny Villar. This, after text messages accusing the popular actor of accepting a P30 Million bribe from Villar’s camp started to circulate yesterday.
“That accusation is baseless and a big insult to Dolphy,” Tamano underscored.
“Let us not forget that the Comedy King is an institution, a legend, a man of conviction. He won’t put his name on the line if he doesn’t believe in the person. He believes and trusts Sen. Manny Villar,” Tamano added.
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The text message also accused Dolphy of “hanging on to Satan” and even hit the actor for having “20 children” who are all “drug addicts” and “gay.”
“Criticisms like these really come out during the campaign period. It only goes to show how desperate Sen. Manny Villar’s detractors are and the great lengths that they are willing to take just to destroy a person’s name and reputation. It’s sad, really. Why can’t we just consider track record?,” Tamano said.
The senatorial candidate and former president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila also stressed that this is the first time ever that the Comedy King has publicly endorsed a political candidate.
“Sen. Manny Villar and Dolphy both come from the same district in Tondo. They were both poor but because of sheer hard work and patience, they both succeeded in their chosen careers. That’s what people should remember,” Tamano said.