- Angel Locsin slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for belittling COVID-19
- The actress issued a short statement on her Instagram stories by way of a reaction to the President’s speech during his weekly Cabinet conference
- Angel is a known critic of the Duterte administration
- She has crossed swords with several top government officials, to the point that one military general linked her to the rebel group NPA
Angel Locsin denounced the recent statement of President Rodrigo Duterte for what she views as a belittling of COVID-19.
The actress cited the President’s speech when she issued her own short statement as a reaction. She posted it on her Instagram stories.
During the weekly Cabinet meeting where top government officials apprise the President and the nation on the current status of the health crisis, PRRD told Filipinos "do not be afraid."
“Do not despair. Kaya natin ito COVID na ito. Maliit na bagay ito sa buhay natin. Marami tayong dinaanan mas ano, mas grabe, mas mahirap, mas magluluha kayo... Lahat kayo 'wag kayong matakot,” President Duterte said.
Angel zeroed in on the “maliit na bagay ito sa buhay natin” part of the statement, and took it as an indication that the nation’s chief executive is belittling the pandemic.
“Maliit na bagay? Baka po sa inyo, Sir. Para sa amin po kasi malaki. Malaking utang. Malaking taas ng cases. Malaking human rights violations,” the actress said.
Aside from taking offense at what she claims is a belittling of the current health crisis, the actress also cited the growing national debt, the increasing number of cases, and the extensive violations of human rights.
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Angelica Locsin Colmenares, better known as Angel Locsin, is a Filipino film and TV actress, film producer, fashion designer, and commercial model. She rose to fame mainly due to her TV roles in "Mulawin" as Alwina and as Darna in the TV adaptation of the eponymous comic by Mars Ravelo.
Locsin was with GMA Network up to early 2007 until she jumped to its rival network, ABS-CBN. She then starred as Lyka in the television series Lobo, which earned her an International Emmy Award nomination for best performance. She is the niece of Makabayan bloc congressman Neri Colmenares, a known opposition figure.
Last month, Angel stunned netizens when she mentioned that she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. However, despite being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Angel went on to call herself a "strong woman."
Several days ago, the actress took to Instagram and greeted her boyfriend, Neil Arce, during his birthday. She posted a cute TikTok video of Neil where he was dubbing over a funny "I love you" message. The actress's message to her beau was a very nice one, saying that she would just like to remind him that she loves him very much. She added that Neil is the only person whom she can bear to see every day.
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