‘I wasn’t proud of that, but this is about people destroying Mother Earth’

By: - Reporter
/ 02:30 PM April 25, 2019
‘I wasn’t proud of that, but this is about people destroying Mother Earth’

Regine Velasquez

MANILA, Philippines — Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez admitted Thursday she did not realize she was being disrespectful when she called out Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. over the issue of giant clams being poached by Chinese fishermen from the Philippines-claimed Scarborough Shoal.



“I answered a tweet that for me was disrespectful to all of us but didn’t realise that I was disrespectful of him too,” Velasquez wrote in a tweet.

However, while she further admitted she was not proud of her response to Locsin’s tweet, the world-class singer also pointed out it is still a matter of damaging the environment.

“I’m not proud of that,” Velasquez said. “But still this is about people destroying Mother EARTH. it’s the only one we have and so let us love and protect Her.”

Last week, Velasquez replied to Locsin when he said in a tweet that Philippines and China must not go to war over clams but that China should just pay for it. 

“Ang akala ko pa naman matalino ka. Ako ay simpling tao lamang na may simpleng pagiisip. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food sinistral nila ang ating karagatan!!!!” Velasquez said in a tweet to Locsin.

READ: Regine Velasquez twits Locsin: ‘Akala ko pa naman matalino ka’


Call to protect environment

On the other hand, Velasquez thanked her fans for coming to her defense and asked them to just set aside the issue.

“Hi guys, gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa pagtatanggol nyo sakin. Pero isan tabi na po natin Ito at humahaba na ng humaba…….” Velasquez said. “Salamat sa pagtatanggol nyo sa ating karapatang ihayag ng malaya ang ating mga saloobin.”

Velasquez then encouraged her fans to contribute to the environment even with just a little gesture.

“But for now let us all focus on healing and forgiving each other. Sa ngayon I think mas makakatulong tayo kung gagawa tayo ng isang bagay para sa ating kalikasan kahit maliit na bagay lang,” she said.

“Ang hindi magtapon ng basura kung saan san. Maging responsible tayong lahat at magtulungang panatiliing malinis at maganda ang ating kapaligiran,” she added.

Velasquez’s tweet to Locsin caught a critical reaction from radio host Ben Tulfo, who berated the singer in a Facebook video and even told her to just focus on her career.

This consequently did not sit well for Velasquez’s husband, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, who expectedly came to her wife’s defense.

READ: Ogie shields Regine from Ben Tulfo’s tirade


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