ni Vinia Vivar - @Frankly Speaking | June 23, 2020

Finally ay nagpaliwanag na si Lea Salonga hinggil sa nag-viral na Facebook post niyang "Dear Pilipinas, p***** ina, ang hirap mong mahalin.”

Umani nang katakut-takot na batikos ang post niyang ito at ngayon ay burado na sa kanyang account.

Sa kanyang Twitter account kahapon, ipinahayag ni Lea that she still stands by what she posted pero may mga bagay lang siyang nais klaruhin.

“Hi, gang. It seems a recent Facebook post of mine has gotten quite a bit of attention and launched all sorts of... I don’t even know what word to use, so I thought to use this platform and this space to offer some clarification in the hope that I’m more clearly understood.

“Regarding the post itself, yes I stand by every single word I wrote as an expression of my frustration with certain events currently taking place in our country.

“However, contrary to what some of you might believe, I never, NOT EVER, cursed the Philippines,” ang pahayag ni Lea.

Patuloy pa ng singer, “To serve her is one of my greatest honors. To be able to hold my head up high and say, 'Yes, I am Filipino' representing the hundreds of millions of brethren both here at home and all over the world is a source of pride and pleasure.”

Paliwanag ni Lea, hindi raw niya sinabing "PI mo" or "PI ka" sa Pilipinas.

“So, to further clarify, I didn’t say p- i- mo, or p- i- ka. If that was what I meant, I would’ve been explicit in my expression. My p- i- was aimed at no one in particular, and was used only as an outburst, a cry. My apologies if I hurt your feelings with my choice of words,” aniya.

Ang sumunod na tweet ni Lea ay hindi namin alam kung directed to Vivian Velez na matatandaang sumagot sa kanyang kontrobersiyal na post.

“If after following this post you still decide to cuss me out, you’re well within your right to do so. I totally understand and get that you’re doing it as one tasked to protect our country from anyone that dares to desecrate it. Know though that that was not my intent,” ang tweet ni Lea na tila patungkol kay VV.

At bilang pagtatapos sa issue, her last tweet read, “To my fans and friends that have my back, you have no idea the amount of appreciation I hold in my heart for your tireless efforts to explain my side of things. Thank you so much. You will always have my gratitude. Okay, that’s all for now. Please enjoy the rest of your day.”

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