Nadine Lustre calls out using Filipino resiliency to ‘hide the real problem’ | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

Nadine Lustre calls out using Filipino resiliency to ‘hide the real problem’

/ 12:40 PM November 13, 2020
nadine lustre

Nadine Lustre. Image: Instagram/@nadine

While Nadine Lustre agrees that Filipino resiliency is something to be proud of, she believes it should not be used to divert attention from issues that the Philippines is facing.

The actress and singer spoke about the Filipinos’ capacity to face issues on her Instagram page yesterday, Nov. 12 as Typhoon Ulysses battered parts of Luzon.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Our country has been [through] so [many] issues (calamity, pandemic, economy, job losses) and it upsets me so much when people pull out ‘Filipino Resiliency’ as a quick fix,” she said.

“It’s [definitely] something to be proud of, but really, how long are we gonna keep using that to hide the real problem?” Lustre asked.

FEATURED STORIES

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by 小宮希美 🦂 (@nadine)

She then expressed her sympathy for those who were gravely affected by the storm that forced many to evacuate their homes.

“Our country deserves so much better than this,” Lustre stressed.

Lustre also urged those who were not severely affected by the storm to “check [their] privilege.”

Typhoon Ulysses ravaged parts of Luzon from Wednesday night until yesterday morning. The damage it has wrought has been compared to that of 2009’s Typhoon Ondoy.

As with Ondoy, Marikina is among the cities hardest hit by the typhoon. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro sought help from the national government in rescue efforts, explaining that his city’s resources were “overstretched.” The city is currently in a state of calamity, which will allow the city government to use its calamity funds to aid the affected residents and provide a mechanism for price control on basic commodities. NVG

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED STORIES:

Nadine Lustre warns of fake Twitter account using her name, photos

Nadine Lustre’s Josie Rizal cosplay praised by Tekken director: ‘Perfect’

Angel Locsin, actors’ group call for donations for Typhoon Ulysses victims

The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Follow @RArcadioINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: floods, Marikina City, Nadine Lustre, Typhoon, Typhoon Ulysses, Typhoons
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.