Veteran actress and singer Agot Isidro said a lot in a string of Facebook posts that slammed President Duterte for his ill-mannered comments on international aid coming from the European Union and the United States.
With this, she got plenty of hate from the Duterte supporters on the internet.
Isidro was trending on Twitter on Sunday morning, after she called President Duterte a psychopath and recommended him to go seek psychological help.
This was after the controversial remarks of the President, calling the aid of EU and the US as “crumbs” from their resources.
He also reacted to their comments on his way of eradicating the country’s drug problem and the extrajudicial killings.
“Mamili kayo (You choose) — the crumbs of the favor of other nations, mag-asa lang tayo sa assistance nila (we just depend on their assistance), or we make a stand that this country must survive, that this country must see to it that the next generation is protected?” Duterte said in his speech last Thursday.
Malacanang has released a statement of isidro’s post.
Presidential Sopkesperson Ernesto Abella said that while the actress was entitled to her own opinion,”we need to really hear what the President is calling Filipinos to do, which is be free from dependence on foreign aid, which is the lady is fearful we will lose”.
The president is calling for Filipinos to be truly independent economically and mentally and psychologically.” Abella said.
But Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanat said governemt welcomed continuing aid despite Duterte’s lashing.