Last Wednesday, December 18, the official Twitter account of the GMA Network posed a question if people are prepared to watch Senator Bong Revilla’s television comeback.
Most netizens reacted in a negative way, pressing that he has more important things to do than stage an acting return.
How about no?— j. 🐞💙A (@marcinareus02) December 17, 2019
Ask him to return the taxpayers' money first.
GMA, really? Doesn't he have more important things to do?— Akis2x (@Akis2x) December 17, 2019
He definitely has more important things to do. Like returning the 200 million he stole.— Steuart 👕 (@Stewart___O) December 18, 2019
Legitimizing a criminal does make you criminals too, yeah? I mean, what message are you sending to society, really?— M. (@swikey) December 18, 2019
Iba talaga nagagawa ng pera. Imagine giving a plunderer, has been actor a platform to further dumb down AND profit from people he already has stolen from. That is how your network sees the Filipinos, cash cows you can feed with shit. BOYCOTT THIS NETWORK.— Nk. (@dailygasms) December 18, 2019
Actress Janine Gutierrez also took to Twitter to react to the question, writing “Oh God” as she quote tweeted the post by GMA, while replying “Di ko kaya besh” to one netizen who laughed at her remark.
By Friday, December 20, talent manager Lolit Solis slammed the actress for her comment on the senator’s television comeback on the Kapuso show Agimat Ni Agila, set to premiere in 2020.
“Siguro gusto ni Janine Gutierrez na mapansin ko siya Salve,” Solis, who is currently Revilla’s talent manager, wrote. “The nerve na mag-negative comment siya sa TV comeback ni Bong Revilla.”
“How can she be so cruel for a second chance to a co-actor like Bong without even thinking if not for the goodness of people she won’t be where she is today.” the talent manager added.
She then began to invoke the friendship of Bong and Janine’s grandfather Christopher De Leon.
“Dapat sa mga pagkakataon gusto niya magbigay opinyon, nandun ang pang-unawa at respeto, dahil kaibigan ng lolo niyang si Christopher de Leon si Bong Revilla,” Solis said. “I respect what she feels, or her political beliefs, pero sana inisip niya more than anyone else, siya dapat ang mas maging magaan sa pagbibigay chance sa isang tao na gusto bumalik sa pinanggalingan niyang mundo.”
Solis went on, asking what if Janine was a network executive of GMA, surmising that she might not have given Bong a job. She also threw shade, showing relief that Janine was not a box office queen.
“Buti na lang at hindi siya naging box office queen na sana makatulong para sa career ni Bong, dahil wala pa naman ako narinig na naging blockbuster movie niya, or tv show na naging sobra ang taas ng rating, kaya hindi din siya makakatulong sa career ni Bong Revilla.” she said.
Solis concluded by giving the young actress a piece of advice, wishing her a happy love life for a better heart.
“A piece of advice Janine Gutierrez, sana maging maligaya ang lovelife mo para mas maging mabuti ang puso mo. Love thy neighbor, dahil kundi sa kanila hindi ka naging Janine Gutierrez.” she went on.
“Sayang, love pa naman kita,” the talent manager added. “[N]ow, takot na ako dahil baka maging judgemental at I am cleaner than you are attitude ka rin sa akin dahil sa mga nagawa kong pagkakamali, you will never give me a second chance. Hoping you will do well, kumita at mag rate mga ginagawa mong project.”
Janine’s grandmother Sandy Andolong commented on the post, pleading to Lolit to stop crucifying Janine for her two-word remark and saying that she knows the actress as a “very good, loving, kind & respectful girl.”
“She was brought up well by both her parents. I’m pretty sure she had no intention of coming on too cruel or harsh with her comment/opinion. Belittling her is unnecessary. Hinay-hinay lang Nay. Puso mo, bawal tumaas ang BP. Love, love, love sabi nga ni @krisaquino❣️😊❤️” Sandy continued.
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