During his launch as the new Great Taste Coffee celebrity endorser held last May 11 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Ortigas, John Lloyd Cruz hopes that his fellow Filipinos can move past their differences during the recent elections.
"I’m not going to try and lecture anyone pero siguro balikan lang natin yung purpose ng election di ba kung bakit tayo merong ikina-kampanya, kung bakit tayo merong manok, kung bakit meron tayong bet di ba? Balikan lang natin siguro yung pinaka-dahilan kung bakit may election. it’s not about us, it’s about the Filipino nation,” he shared.
The Just the 3 Of Us star said Pinoys should learn to respect individual views and learn to think about moving forward as one country.
"So kung may mga nasagasaang friendship, I’m sure maaayos din yun. Maaayos din yun kasi balikan lang natin yung purpose ng ating nagdaang election at kung bakit tayo naging passionate about certain people na gusto natin iangat, gusto natin manalo. Because tama lang, dapat lang na passionate tayo dun because bansa natin ito and tayo rin yung kumbaga tatamaan or maaapektuhan kung uunlad tayo rin yung uunlad. Kung makakaramdam ng dagok tayo rin yun. So yun lang, dapat walang personalan,” he explained.
With all the bashing and mudslinging online during the campaign period, Lloydy remarked that bashers are not going to be good for nation building. "Ang mga bashers naman parang baduy niyo eh (laughs). Ang baduy lang. Hindi uusad ang mundo pagka puro lang tayo bash ng bash,” he added.
For newly elected president Rody Duterte, the Kapamilya actor shared some words of advice.
"I hope sir you get to enjoy the ride. Yun lang yun. Sa bigat ng trabaho niyo, sa what lies ahead sa kinakaharap ng inyong bagong duty or tungkulin, eh okay lang din to enjoy lang din sir. Huwag niyo masyadong pahirapan ang sarili niyo. Alam ko mabigat po yung trabaho pero okay din to sometimes enjoy the ride,” he stated.