Jimmy Bondoc apologizes to Angel Locsin after online spat
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Jimmy Bondoc has apologized to actress Angel Locsin after they exchanged heated words on social media regarding the former’s post on the fall of the “biggest television network.”
Bondoc apologized to Locsin during an interview with blogger Mocha Uson in a video she posted on Monday.
“Una sa lahat, buong-buo po ang respeto ko sa inyo bilang babae, bilang kapwa entertainer,” Bondoc said when asked for his message to Locsin.
[First of all, I have full respect for you as a woman, as a fellow entertainer.]
“So ang message ko lang is: Kung ano man ‘yung personal na nasaktan sa kanya dun sa message ko at sa mga kapwa niyang artista, paumanhin po,” he added.
[So my message to her is: Whatever personal injury my message has caused her and her fellow artists, I apologize.]
Bondoc also hoped the real point of his controversial social media post would be answered.
“That said, sana sagutin din nila yung totoong point nung post, which is: Bakit meron tayong ganitong sistema ng kapangyarihan sa media na kahit ano yata parang pwede na nilang sabihin — kahit sinong sagasaan, kahit sinong mawalan ng trabaho. Hindi ko po maintindihan ‘yun,” Bondoc said.
[That said, I hope they will answer the true point of the post, which is: Why do we have this power system in media that apparently allows them to say anything they want — whoever gets hit, whoever loses a job? I can’t understand that.]
“Ma’am, yun lang po yung point ko, ma’am. Huwag na kayo magalit sa akin, ma’am. Talagang kawawa ako sa mga katulad niyo. Napakasikat niyo. Wala akong laban. Ako po’y hamak na government employee.”
[Ma’am, that’s my only point, ma’am. Please don’t get angry at me, ma’am. I’m really no match for someone like you. You’re so famous. I’m powerless. I’m just a humble government employee.]
Shortly after assuming his post in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Bondoc as vice president for entertainment at the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).
(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)
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