Kapamilya star Jake Ejercito and other Kakampink celebrities shared no regrets in supporting the campaign of former vice president Leni Robredo and former Sen. Kiko Pangilinan one year after the two running mates announced their candidacies.
On Friday, October 7, 2022, Twitterverse was flooded with tweets commemorating the start of the Pink Movement. The hashtag #KulayRosasAngBukas took the top trending topics again as people remember their Kakampink experience.
October 7, 2021, is the exact date when Robredo announced her decision to run for the presidency.
“Buong buo ang loob ko ngayon – kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022,” said Robredo in her declaration speech.
Her decision sparked the Pink Movement which was lauded not only in the country but in other parts of the world for its organic people’s campaign.
Pure-blooded Kakampink Jake Ejercito was one of the Kakampink celebrities who took to Twitter and celebrate the first anniversary of the Pink Movement.
Ejercito retweeted his October 7, 2021-Twitter photo wearing a pink suit with the caption: “Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo.”
“Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo” 💖 https://t.co/esozqbVQIe
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) October 7, 2022
Lady Gagita also took to Twitter to share photos of her during the Pink Rallies with the caption, “No regrets. #PinkMovement.”
— Lady Gagita/ Katy Perya (@ladygagitaofcl) October 7, 2022
Former Dumagat Island Public Information Officer and social media personality Jeff Crisostomo also greeted Kakampinks a Happy Anniversary.
— Jeff Crisostomo (@jeffcrisostomo) October 7, 2022
Celebrity photographer Niccolo Cosme, meanwhile, shared a video clip of his experience during the Cavite Pink Rally saying, “Kahit ano pa ang mangyari #KulayRosasAngBukas pa rin!!! I love you all mga #Kakampink hinding hindi ko ito makakalimutan!!! #LeniRobredo #KikoPangilinan“
— Niccolò #AngatBuhay 💕 (@niccolocosme) October 7, 2022
Inah Evans AKA Ate Dick who is one of the regular pink rally hosts also remembered October 7 as the day the pink movement was born. According to him it is one of the things that he will always be proud of.
“A year ago, a movement was born. One of the things I’ll awlays be proud of. Tumindig ako para sa tama. Para sa bayan. Para sa pag asa. Para sa kinabukasan. Hindi na muling pipikit. Tuloy lang. #KulayRosasAngBukas.”
A year ago, a movement was born. One of the things I'll awlays be proud of.
Tumindig ako para sa tama. Para sa bayan. Para sa pag asa. Para sa kinabukasan. Hindi na muling pipikit.
Tuloy lang. 🌸#KulayRosasAngBukas
— Ate Dick (Inah Evans) (@_AteDick) October 7, 2022
Singer Jex de Castro who performed in a number of pink rallies also shared that he has no regrets in choosing to support the Leni-Kiko campaign.
“Patuloy na tumitindig. Walang pagsisisi. (heart emoji) #KulayRosasAngBukas.”
— Jex de Castro (@akosijex) October 7, 2022
Same with Gab Valenciano who shared a photo of him with former Vice President Leni Robredo and former Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.
“No regrets.(heart emojis) @lenirobredo @kikopangilinan #KulayRosasAngBukas.”
— Gabriel Valenciano (@gabvalenciano)
Lawyer and social media personality Atty. Gideon Pena also tweeted saying October 7 should be a reminder for all of us “that the fight continues.”
“”Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo.” 10.07 reminds us that the fight continues. The polls were not the end but only one of the means to achieve the end — alleviation from poverty, social welfare, equal justice for all. Much work has to be done for a better Philippines.”
“Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo.”
10.07 reminds us that the fight continues. The polls were not the end but only one of the means to achieve the end — alleviation from poverty, social welfare, equal justice for all. Much work has to be done for a better Philippines. 🇵🇭
— Gideon V. Peña (@attygideon) October 7, 2022
Aika Robredo also joined the Twitter trend saying “Ang kulay rosas ay para sa lahat.(pink flower emoji) #KulayRosasAngBukas.”
Ang daming rosas sa feed ko ngayong araw. Ang kulay rosas ay para sa lahat. 🌸🌸 #KulayRosasAngBukas
— Aika Robredo (@aikarobredo) October 7, 2022
Meanwhile, in line with the commemoration of the first anniversary of the start of the Pink Movement, the Team Leni Robredo group was relaunched and became BUILD Pilipinas. A volunteer group which aims to “nurture leaders who can create inclusive communities in the digital era.”
Team Leni Robredo is now BUILD Pilipinas! #BUILDPilipinas
BUILD is Bridging Unity and Inclusiveness through Leadership in the Digital Age.
We are a leadership resource center for truth telling and nation building for an inclusive tomorrow in the digital age. pic.twitter.com/Xi9CPcyjBS
— BUILD Pilipinas (@buildpilipinas) October 7, 2022