Richard Reynoso irked at Atty. Jesus Falcis for slamming Aga Muhlach as ‘artista lang’
Actor and The OPM Hitmen member Richard Reynoso defended fellow artist Aga Muhlach from Atty. Jesus Falcis, after the lawyer slammed Muhlach for his remark about Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV last week.
Muhlach drew attention over his comments on the politician in a TV guesting for “Gandang Gabi Vice” aired on Oct. 14. In the segment “Tanong Mo, Mukha Mo”, Muhlach commented upon flashing Trillanes’ photo on the screen: “Parang nag-eenjoy ka lang na nag-eenjoy. Tumulong ka na lang.” (It seems you’re just enjoying. Just help out.)
Days later, Falcis, who is also a blogger and university lecturer, posted an old photo of Muhlach, along with other Liberal Party (LP) members Mar Roxas and late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. It can be seen in the photo that the actor is flashing the LP sign.
“Mga dating dilawan na ngayon eh mga anti-dilawan at anti-Trillanes. Artista ka nga lang talaga Aga Muhlach, isa kang walang alam sa pulitika,” Falcis told off Muhlach in his Jesus Falcis Blog Facebook Page last Friday, Oct. 19.
(Those who were under the yellow banner are now anti-yellow and anti-Trillanes. You really are just an actor, Aga Muhlach, you are someone who does not know anything about politics.)
Parang si Mocha Uson at Harry Roque, kung ano uso at may power nuon, dun sila sumasakay. Tulad nitong si Aga…
Reynoso then hit back at the lawyer for his remarks. In his Facebook post on Sunday, Oct. 21, he said he could not keep his silence any longer as he and Muhlach are from the same industry.
“ARTISTA NGA LANG MARAHIL KAMI, Attorney Falcis,” the former 1980s heartthrob told the lawyer. “Kaya siguro kami at ang industryang ginagalawan namin ang nilalapitan tuwing me eleksyon para magkaroon ng taong makikinig sa mga pangakong kadalasan ay napapako ng mga pulitiko.”
(We are only artists, Attorney Falcis. Maybe that is why we, and the industry we are in, are always the ones approached during election time, to gather people to listen to promises that are mostly unfulfilled by politicians.)
“Kami ang pinupuntahan para magbigay kasiyahan sa mga nagdadalamhating biktima tuwing me malaking sakuna o di kaya ay tuwing may fundraising concert para me dagdag panggastos sa mga nangangailangan,” Reynoso went on. “Wala nga marahil kaming alam sa mga kaganapan sa ating bayan kahit na marami sa aming hanay ang tapos ng kolehiyo at may sariling negosyo.”
(We are the ones approached to give joy to victims of calamities, or to help raise funds to spend for those in need. We indeed may not know much about what is happening in the country, although a lot from our ranks finished college and have our own businesses.)
He added, “Pagpasensyahan na po, Atty. Falcis kung wala nga siguro kaming alam sa pulitika na malaki ang nagiging kontribusyon namin sa pagbabayad ng buwis taon-taon na siyang nagpapasweldo sa mga pulitiko.”
(I apologize, Atty. Falcis, if we really do not know anything about politics, when we have a huge contribution on paying taxes every year, which pays the salaries of politicians.)
Both Falcis and Muhlach are yet to react on Reynoso’s remarks, as of this writing. JB