Following Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari’s endorsement, popular Filipino actor Robin Padilla, who now has embraced the Muslim name “Abdul Aziz,” has also expressed his support for fellow Muslim Atty. Adel Tamano.
Tamano, the first Filipino Muslim scholar-graduate of Harvard Law School and President of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, is a senatorial candidate under the Nacionalista Party.
In a handwritten personal note to Tamano dated December 9, 2009, Padilla wished the young lawyer and former opposition spokesperson well in his political journey.
“May Allah guide you and give you success,” the note read.
Tamano, for his part, expressed his gratitude to Padilla’s show of support.
“I am extremely grateful to Robin for his trust and confidence,” Tamano said.
“Rest assured that I will continue to protect not only the rights of our fellow Muslims but of all Filipinos. Hopefully, if I get the privilege to serve in the Senate, I will help foster peace and acceptance,” Tamano underscored.
Recently, Misuari virtually endorsed Tamano before hundreds of MNLF commanders and leaders when he invited the latter to be the guest of honor during the 5th Bangsamoro National Assembly.
Tamano was the only national politician allowed to attend the event.