- Lea Salonga took to Twitter to clarify her "pagmumura" post, which trendedon social media
- The international actress said that she never ever cursed the Philippines, and her "P" word was just an expression of her frustration
- She said that it was not directed to anyone in particular and that she was sorry if ever she hurt anyone with her choice of words
- The singer-actress then said that serving the Philippines is one of her greatest honors and that she always holds her head high when she represents hundreds of millions of Filipinos
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Lea Salonga took to Twitter to clarify a post she made, which has already gone viral.
It can be recalled that the international singer posted, "Dear Pilipinas, p***** ina, ang hirap mong mahalin," which sent the Twitter world into a frenzy.
Now, Lea took to Twitter to elucidate her viral post. She said that she's offering a clarification in the hope that she will be clearly understood.
Lea said that yes, she stands by every word that she posted, however, it was "an expression of my frustration with certain events currently taking place in our country. However, contrary to what some of you might believe, I never, NOT EVER, cursed the Philippines."
She then said that to serve the Philippines is one of her greatest honors.
"To serve her is one of my greatest honors. To be able to hold my head up high and say, “Yes, I am Filipino” representing the hundreds of millions of brethren both here at home and all over the world is a source of pride and pleasure."
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"So, to further clarify, I didn’t say p- i- mo, or p- i- ka. If that was what I meant, I would’ve been explicit in my expression. My p- i- was aimed at no one in particular, and was used only as an outburst, a cry. My apologies if I hurt your feelings with my choice of words."
In a previous KAMI report, Lea Salonga lamented the plight of daily wage earners who lost their jobs during the community quarantine.
Lea Salonga is a Filipina actress and an international singer. She is a judge of a reality talent show and has won the prestigious Tony Award.
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