Robin Padilla has been elected by the Philippine Army's Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board to be the Chairperson of its Strategic Communication Committee.
Army spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala made the formal announcement on Wednesday, August 19. He said Robin's role as the chair will allow him to assist in the military’s efforts to curb terrorism and violent extremism in the country.
“We see him as a Muslim youth advocate, someone who can influence the Muslim youth [and] veer them away from terrorism,” he said.
The colonel also revealed in an interview with ABS-CBN News published last August 19, that former Army chief, retired Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto, was the one who nominated Robin for the position.
“To be fair to Robin, ayaw niya [sana]. Sabi niya, 'Kung pwede, ‘wag na lang ako kasi you know, there’s politics, people think I’m a supporter of the President,” Col. Ramon recalled their conversation.
The election pushed through via video conference last July 30.
Robin Padilla to head Army MSAB Strategic Communication Committee FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army... Posted by Philippine Army on Thursday, July 30, 2020
Other members of the committee include Muntinlupa Rep. Rufino Biazon as Vice Chairperson, and Davao de Oro Rep. Ruwell Peter Gonzaga, HRS Media and Communications CEO/Managing Director Harold Clavite, and actor Matteo Guidicelli as its members.
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