- TV host, actress, and model Kat Alano stirs noise on social media, after one of her recent posts lambasting Senator Leila De Lima caught the attention of the netizens
- According to Alano, she once asked the lady senator for help but was ignored
- She urged De Lima not to use the Filipino women as shield from her own wrongdoing this time
Almost two years after Katherine Anne Alano, more popularly known as Kat Alano, wrote an open letter imploring then Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to open her eyes to "the plight of rape victims" in the country, the English-Filipino model, actress, and television host has once again made some noise on social media.
In one of her posts on Facebook dated October 16, Alano lambasted now Senator Leila De Lima for calling on women's support for her battle against the current slut shaming that she is being forced into accepting.
According to the TV host, the lady Senator should not shield her wrong doings with the image of the Filipino women. She also lamented that when women like herself had sought De Lima's protection as the Secretary of Justice, they were all but ignored.
"When I contacted you and BESEECHED YOU AS A WOMAN AND A FILIPINA TO STAND UP FOR RAPE VICTIMS EVERYWHERE; YOU TURNED A BLIND EYE," Alano posted.
The post appeared on Facebook like this:
In 2015, Alano had posted an open letter for De Lima, with allegations of rape directed at an unnamed public figure described by radio host Mohan Gumatay a.k.a. Mo Twister as "well-loved" public figure whose name #RhymesWithWrong and who has a huge "fan base and network machinery."
In her letter, she implored the former Justice Secretary to help the women "become one of the front runners in the world for defeating this plague of rape culture that has infected our country for centuries; instead of being a race and culture that oppresses victims and openly supports criminals."
The open letter, which was posted on her Facebook page, was dated January 19, 2015.
Alano did not name her rapist, though she said as a response to those who are asking "for details about cases, not filing, WHY i have these sentiments towards De Lima," she urged them to watch her Tedx talk video.