Following the incomplete, unofficial election results, veteran comedian and actor Michael V. released a poem expressing his feelings.
He added in his poetry, which he tweeted on Friday, May 13, that his blood is “pink,” a reference to Vice President Leni Robredo’s campaign color.
He accepted that the “red” had won without revealing any candidates’ names.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumed president-elect, has chosen red as his campaign color.
“Kulay PULA ang nanalo. Oo, tanggap ko na ito.
Kahit PINK ang dugo ko mananaig ang RESPETO.
Lahat kayo na bumoto at nagluklok sa kanya sa trono
Kayo ang boses ng Pilipino kaya mananahimik na ‘ko.”
“Hindi politiko kundi hamak na artista.
Larawan at tula; ‘yan lang ang hawak kong sandata.
Wala akong ambisyon na mamulitika.
Baka manalo lang ako, hala, naloko na! he wrote.
His post went viral almost quickly on Facebook.
It had 155,000 reactions, 7,500 comments, and 27,000 shares as of this writing.
“Comedy at entertainment” hanggang do’n lang ang ambisyon.
Hindi “puwesto sa gobyerno” kundi “time slot sa telebisyon”.
Ito ang mundo ko sa mahigit tatlumpung taon
At wala ‘kong dahilan na baguhin ‘yon ngayon.
“Lahat ng may gusto nito, ito mismo ang makukuha n’yo.
Pero hindi ako bulag at dalawa ang mata ko:
Isang mata sa bayan at isang mata sa ‘yo.
Susundin ko ang gobyerno kahit hindi kita ‘binoto.
“Sige na, move on na. ‘Wag nang maghanap ng butas.
Ang trabaho n’yong naiwan naghihintay pa rin ‘yan bukas.
Ngayon alam na natin kung sino lang ang malakas,
Mabuhay ang bagong Pangulo ng Pilipinas.”
In the comments section, the poem itself received a variety of interpretations.
Some Facebook users interpreted this as a simple admission of defeat for their favorite candidate. They praised the comedian for being courteous in following the voting majority’s choice.
Michael V. did not publicly support or advocate for Robredo.
Instead, on election day, May 9, he shared a photo of himself wearing the indelible ink on his finger.
In the caption, he wrote: “Best of luck to our next president… whoever she may be.”
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