Ka Leody thanks public for support after KBP forum: ‘Medyo tumaba ang puso ko’

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By Prince Golez

Labor leader Leody de Guzman expressed appreciation to those who hailed his performance during the recent presidential forum organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas.

In an interview with POLITIKO Monday, De Guzman said he did not expect such support from people.

“Napakasaya at natutuwa ako. Hindi ko inaasahan ang mga ganung comment. Medyo tumaba ang puso ko,” according to him.

The Lakas ng Masa standard bearer said this inspired him to fight more actively for workers’ rights and continue his efforts for change.

On Twitter, former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña said that only De Guzman offered “radical solutions and alternative” to issues besetting the country’s economic and political system.

“Right now only Ka Leody is offering that kind of change – the other candidates are just promising to do better in managing that bulok system,” La Viña tweeted.

“None of the ‘mainstream’ candidates are offering solutions that go to the roots of our society’s social inequality, to the roots of our social conflicts, solutions that would reject development aggression and choose sustainability as the basis for economic decisions,” he added.

Actress-host Kim Chiu also lauded De Guzman’s courage to participate in the KBP presidential forum.

“As a citizen of this country, iba ang katapangan na pinakita niKa Leody kanina. I don’t know his background but knowing that he is there with the rest of the candidates,” she said in a Twitter post.