Ogie Diaz thanks fans for supporting Liza Soberano, defends her against red-tagging | Inquirer Entertainment

Ogie Diaz thanks fans for supporting Liza Soberano, defends her against red-tagging

/ 12:36 PM October 16, 2020

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Image: Facebook/Ogie Diaz, Instagram/@lizasoberano

Comedian Ogie Diaz,  Liza Soberano’s manager, expressed his gratitude to those who have been expressing their support for the actress following her appearance in a Gabriela Youth livestream.

Soberano has garnered mixed reaction from netizens after she delivered an emotional talk on the struggles women face in society at the Gabriela Youth webinar ” “Mga Tinig ni Nene: Reclaiming Our Voices on the International Day of the Girl Child” last Tuesday, Oct. 13.


“Maraming salamat sa lahat ng pumupuri sa pagpoprotekta ni Liza Soberano sa mga kababaihan at kabataan (Thank you so much to those who are commending Liza Soberano for protecting women and the youth),” Diaz said on Twitter yesterday, Oct. 15.


“Ganon talaga ang may tunay na malasakit sa kapwa (That is just really how it is when you truly care for your fellow humans),” he stressed.



Shortly after her said talk on gender-based struggles, Soberano was red-tagged via a YouTube livestream on Oct. 14 held by a netizen who goes by the names Maui Vega and Maui Becker.

The YouTuber claimed that the women’s right group Gabriela was a front for communists in the livestream titled “LIZA SOBERANO, MIYEMBRO NA NG NEW PEOPLE’S ARMY?”


Maui Vega, after claiming that Gabriela members were terrorists and rebels, called Soberano a “stupid b****” and slammed her for participating in the event apparently held by the said “NPA’s front.”

The said YouTube user, a supporter of President Duterte, also labeled him/herself as “The DDS Princess,” as seen on the livestream.

Netizens have since rushed to the defense of Soberano, supporting her through the said YouTube video’s comments section and on social media.

Although he did not directly mention the said vlogger, Diaz has also taken to Twitter to hit back at the red-tagging incident through a series of tweets posted today, Oct. 16.

“Si ateng bading, ubo nang ubo at tila makati ang lalamunan sa kanyang livestream. Pa-swab test ka na kaya ([Maui Becker] kept on coughing and seemed like he had a sore throat during the livestream. Why don’t you get a swab test)?” Diaz quipped.

“Bago mag-redtag, pa-check up mo muna yung ubo at kati ng lalamunan mo. Pa-swab test muna. Baka kung ano na yan, teh (Before you red-tag someone, please have your cough and sore throat checked up first. Get a swab test. That may be something serious),” he said in the following tweet.

Si bakla, detalyado nyang naikwento ang galawan sa bundok ng NPA. Ang nakarating sa akin, galing na pala siya dun. Na-shock nga ako sa kwento sa akin, kalokah. #KayaPala (He discussed in detail how the NPA operates in the mountains. It turns out that he came from there, a source told me. I was shocked when I heard it, it is crazy. #Sothatiswhy),” Diaz said in another tweet.

In his latest tweet, Diaz also pointed out that Soberano was not paid for her participation in the said Gabriela Youth webinar.

Me ‘money involved’ daw ba yung guesting ng alaga ko? Wala po. Ang alam ko, may ‘money involved’ sa mga nagre-redtag sa alaga ko. Monthly daw yan. #workfromhomesila (Was there “money involved” in [Soberano’s] guesting? None. What I know is that there was “money involved” among those who who had red-tagged my girl. They said it is monthly. #theyworkfromhome),” he said.

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Fans have also been urging Diaz and Soberano to take legal action over the red-tagging. Only last month, Soberano filed a complaint against an internet service provider employee for posting a rape threat against her online.  /ra


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TAGS: Gabriela Youth, gender discrimination, Liza Soberano, Maui Becker, Ogie Diaz, red-tagging

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