- Lani Mercado is happy Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidential elections
- She recalled that Duterte said he will grant bail to her husband Sen. Bong Revilla
- She said if this happens, it will be the best wedding anniversary gift they will receive
Now that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the 2016 presidential elections, actress-turned-politician Lani Mercado is praying for her husband Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s release.
According to an article published by Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Mercado said she is happy that Duterte won; recalling that the tough-talking mayor openly mentioned he would grant bail to detained senators Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, as well as to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo if he’ll be elected as president of the country.
“Sa lahat na kandidato, ang open na nag-mention na kapag siya ang naging presidente bibigyan ng pagkakataong makapag-bail si Sen. Bong, si Sen. Jinggoy, and I think pati si GMA. Sinabi niya yun,” she added.
[Among all of the presidentiables, he’s the only one who openly mentioned that he would grant bail to Sen. Bong and Sen. Jinggoy and I think even former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as well, if he’ll be elected as president of the country.]
According to an article published by Rappler, Presumptive President Duterte was asked by an audience member during an activity in Bacoor Cavite last January: “Kung sakali kayo ay manalo sa halalan bilang presidente ng Pilipinas, magiging patas po ba kayo sa paglilitis sa aming mahal na senador?”
[If you win in the elections as president of the Philippines, will you be fair in the trial of our beloved senator?]
Duterte responded: “Ako, you can be very sure, lalabas ‘yan, lalabas siya diyan. I cannot guarantee na ‘yung kaso mae-erase, pero I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.”
(Under me, rest assured that he will get out. I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.)
If this will happen, Mercado said it will be the best wedding anniversary gift that she and Revilla will receive.
The couple will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on May 28.