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Regine Velasquez upset over Duterte’s remarks about God: ‘Marami sa amin ang naniniwala’

/ 01:06 PM July 09, 2018

Image: Facebook/Regine Velasquez

President Rodrigo Duterte appears unfinished with his tirades about God, as he once again mocked believers last Friday, July 6, to prove God’s existence — via a selfie. This follows his earlier comments about God last June when he asked, “Who is this stupid God?” during an oath-taking of Cagayan de Oro village officials.

His remarks have since drawn ire and criticism from many. His latest remark about proving God’s existence with a selfie wasn’t absent of criticism either. Some, too, have expressed their disappointment, one of which was Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez who took to her Twitter page, July 7, to speak about it.

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Nalulungkot na talaga ako,” wrote Velasquez. “Hindi ako mahilig makialam sa mga ganito pero Mr. President kuha na po namin na hindi kayo naniniwala kay GOD.”

(I am already really sad. I don’t like meddling in things like this, but Mr. President, we already get it that you don’t believe in God.)

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She added, “Pero marami po sa amin ang naniniwala sa kanya. Hindi naman po namumulitika si God kaya wag na po natin siya idamay.

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(But a lot of us believe in God. God does not engage in politicking, so I hope we leave God out of this.)

Many echoed Velasquez’s sentiments, as her tweets garnered hundreds of likes. Velasquez and husband Ogie Alcasid are both devout Catholics, and had a Catholic christening for their son Nate back in 2012. Velasquez, too, is open about her faith as she often posts Bible verses in her social media account to spread faith messages.

“But still I pray for you,” Velasquez continued to write as she addressed President Duterte. “May GOD bless you and may HE show you the right way to lead our country. In Jesus name I pray…”

President Duterte has since been called a “psychopath” by a Catholic bishop for his disparaging remarks. Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque came to Duterte’s defense, saying he had the right to express his opinion on religion. Moreover, Roque cited the President’s previous disclosure that he had been sexually abused by a priest in his youth. JB

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