- Rita Avila recently had a frank reaction to a claim that PhilHealth officials pocketed over P15 billion from the agency’s funds
- The veteran actress, however, received criticisms from bashers who are alleged supporters of Duterte administration
- She then took a swipe at those bashers and slammed them for asking actors and actresses to keep mum on political issues
- Rita also lectured netizens to respect the opinions of others as everyone has views regardless of the profession
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Rita Avila took a swipe at alleged supporters of the current administration who criticized her for being vocal on her political stances.
KAMI learned that in an Instagram post, the veteran actress recently reacted to a claim that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) officials pocketed over P15 billion from the agency’s funds.
“Mayaman sana ang Pilipinas. OK sana ang buhay ng mga Pilipino. Pero dahil sa mga magnanakaw at hayok sa salapi at power... pahirap tayo ng pahirap habang sila lang ang yumayaman.
Hindi ito reklamo ha? Yung mga nagsasabing puro na lang reklamo... ewan ko sa inyo.
KUNG GUSTO NYO MAGBULAGBULAGAN, MABULAG NGA SANA KAYO. Mamaya papalitan ko din ang statement ko. Un ang uso eh. Joke lang o bugso ng emosyon."
After realizing that her post garnered bashings, she wrote:
“#mypost d nagets, nagalets dds. Tanga daw ako na d ko alam na nuon pa ang philhealth scandal. La naman ako binanggit na dahil k Pres. D ang nangyaring pagnanakaw. Nagreact lang ako dyan sa latest news na 15-B ang nakurakot.”
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In a separated post, Rita addressed the bashers’ argument on actors and actresses like her who voice out their opinions on the current issues.
“Bakit ba issue na nagsasalita ang artista ng opiyon sa mga nangyayari? Tao din naman sila na nagkataon lang ay pag-aartista ang trabaho.
Doctor, Teacherm Janitor, Secretary, Businessman, Sari-sari store owner, tindera sa palengke, etc etc ay may mga opinyon din. Kung ano ang pagkatao ay walang kinalaman ang trabaho.
Kung ang pagkatao ay magandam malinaw ang mata sa katotohanan, may tunay na pagmamahal sa bansa - boss man sha o nanglilimos ay un pa din ang magiging opinyon nya dahil sa pagkatao nya.”
She also penned a lengthy caption that reads:
“Wala na ang panahong kahit iba-iba ang opinyon ay may respeto.
Ngayon, kalaban ka kaagad pag iba ka sa kanila. I am almost always careful of my words when I post but nothing can make them understand. Yung “sana mabulag nga kayo” na sinabi ko, it was a kind of language used by many leaders now, a language that turns out as a joke or emotional burst. Many agreed with me but the dds got mad as usual. Paano pa kaya tayo who are the regular recipients of the jokes and emotional bursts?
They claim na puro “reklamo” ang mga tao against the govt. Eh kaninong gobyerno ba tayo dapat magsalita ng saloobin - sa gobyerno ni Emilio Aguinaldo?
DDS, noon I was charmed by the Pres during the campaign. Now, I simply say thank u pag may maayos syang nagawa. In one of my posts, I humbly asked for his empathy. My husband is pro. Kaaway nya mga kapatid nya. I have friends na pro, but we never fought. Think before leaving comments. Again, d magandang combination ang bulag, tanga, masama ugali. TRIPLE WHAMMIES. Hindi kayo yan. Ayaw nyo yan. (Dapat lang d ba?) I-angat nyo ang mga sarili nyo. Naniniwala akong kaya nyo bigyan ng dangal ang sarili nyo.
PILIPINO TAYO. KAYA PA.
Rita Avila, or Josefina Pascual Yasto in real life, is a Filipina actress and author. She wrote a book called "8 Ways to Comfort with Grace" which centers on her sad moments when she and her husband lost their three-week-old son.
The actress recently made headlines when she made a comment about Angel Locsin's curvier figure.
She also commemorated her son Ellia Jesu's 13th birthday through a social media post in November 2019. Jesu died 13 years ago because of complications from heart surgery 3 weeks after he was born.l
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