Sylvia Sanchez appeals to AlDub fans sending son Arjo death threats: ‘Ako na lang’
Sylvia Sanchez made an appeal to die-hard fans of AlDub, the love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza: stop the bashing, particularly the death threats.
A lot of hate has apparently been coming Arjo Atayde’s way, after he finally admitted that he and the Dubsmash Queen are “exclusively dating,” adding that he is at his “happiest” right now.
Sanchez said that she and her family have been receiving hate from AlDub fans since September last year, but she did not bother to reply since she thought it would eventually go away. This she said during a press conference for her upcoming film “Jesusa”, which was documented and posted by the StarsPhotog Vidz Youtube channel on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
According to Sanchez, she finally decided to speak because of another post, which she said had tagged her social media account.
“Sylvia Sanchez, ina ka rin,” Sanchez shared of what the post said. “Nakikiusap ako na pagsabihan mo si Arjo na tigilan na niya si Maine, na nasasaktan ako bilang ina. Durog na durog na si Maine sa panggagamit ni Arjo.”
(Sylvia Sanchez, you’re a mother too. I’m asking you to tell Arjo to stop it with Maine because I am hurt as a mother. Maine is already too crushed because of how Arjo is using her.)
Sanchez, who kept her silence for a long time, said she replied to the post, where she told the person that they meet face to face in a coffee shop in Resorts World, Pasay City.
“Nung sinabi ko ‘yun na magkita tayo, nung sinabi ko ‘yun na mag-usap tayo, totoo ‘yun na galing sa puso ko,” Sanchez explained. “Bilang sabi niya na ina siya. Gusto ko rin makipag-usap sa kanya bilang ina din.”
(When I told her that we should meet, that we should personally talk, I meant it from the bottom of my heart. Since she said she is a mother, I want to speak also as a mother.)
Aside from the bashings, she revealed that they have also been receiving death threats. At one point, Sanchez shared that one message read, “Isang bala ka lang (It just takes a bullet),” which she said may have been pertaining to her son.
Saying that she has had enough, Sanchez appealed to the fans to spare her children from all the bashing and death threats.
“Ina ako na nagtitimpi, ina ako na nasasaktan para sa mga anak ko,” Sanchez expressed. “Kahit sinong ina na lalaitin ang anak mo, masakit ‘yun.”
(I am a mother who does her best to keep it together, I am a mother who gets hurt for her children. Any mother would get hurt if her child is being targeted.)
Sanchez, who then turned emotional, made this appeal to the die-hard AlDub fans, “Ako na lang. Barilin niyo ko, patayin niyo ako. Tanggalin niyo ang buhay ko sa akin, tatanggapin ko.”
(Bring it on to me instead. Shoot me, kill me. Take my life. I would accept it.)
Both Sanchez’s children in showbiz, Arjo and Ria, have made numerous appeals to AlDub fans to stop the hate. Ria has also previously defended her brother against naysayers who claim that Arjo is only using Mendoza to boost his career. Katrina Hallare/JB
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