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Janine Gutierrez unfazed by backlash from Bong Revilla comment, gets support of fellow celebs

/ 01:15 PM December 21, 2019
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Janine Gutierrez received support from a few celebrities who are politically outspoken after she commented on Bong Revilla’s TV comeback.  Image: Instagram/@janinegutierrez

Two words landed actress Janine Gutierrez on headlines, gathering her both support and ire on social media. She has kept her cool so far, tweeting today about working on projects she believes in.

The “Elise” actress merely tweeted “Oh God” on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to news that Senator Bong Revilla is making a television comeback.

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Gutierrez said today, Dec. 21, “[S]o happy that this year I’ve finally learned to say yes to only projects I really like and believe in – no matter what other people say. [A]s it should be with everything else in life.”

Actor and spoken word poet Juan Miguel Severo tweeted the actress yesterday, Dec. 20, for speaking up and to encourage others to support her. “Hi @janinegutierrez. Thanks for speaking truth to power. Mas gumanda ka, mga 200% (You became 200% more beautiful).”

“And guys I wish you’d give her some love. Celebs and high profile individuals are dissuaded to get political. Those who do so despite need to know we got their back.”

Musician Jim Paredes advised, “Be strong Janine. Trolls will hit you. Wag ka sanang matinag (I hope you will not be swayed).”

Actor Ivan Dorschner shared her tweet and added his own commentary: “no Mefenamic Acid for that headache.”

One who was none too happy with Gutierrez’s reaction was talent manager Lolit Solis, who called the actress “cruel.”

Revilla was previously charged with plunder for his alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam. He was acquitted in December 2018, but has yet to pay P124.5 million in civil damages to the national treasury.  /ra

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