- Alex Gonzaga became controversial for her comment about re-elected Parañaque Mayor being “may pagkamadugas”
- Mayor Edwin Olivarez’s loyal supporters criticized Alex on social media
- Has the mayor’s camp declared Alex as “Persona Non Grata” in Parañaque?
Kapamilya actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga has come under fire for her comment about re-elected Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez during a campaign sortie of a party list she was endorsing.
Netizens and supporters of Olivarez reacted to the actress describing the mayor as “may pagkamadugas” during the weekend leading to May 13 elections in a video that went viral but has since been deleted.
The controversial comment soon reached the camp of the re-elected Mayor which soon led to reports that the actress was now “persona non grata” or unwelcome to the city of Parañaque.
Parañaque City Administrator Ding Soriano has denied that any such resolution was made.
He confirmed that Olivarez is aware of the actress’s comment, but is not taking it personally “because it’s part of politicking.”
Soriano also responded to Alex’s comment, saying, “Let the people decide whether may basehan ang sinasabi niya.”
Bakit di na lang gawin persona non grata si Alex Gonzaga sa buong Pilipinas! LOL. At bakit Paranaque lang? Ang daya naman HAHAHAHA
— B.E.L.I.E.V.E. (@PresidentUndin) May 17, 2019
totoo ba yung hatol ng Parañaque kay Alex G.? Persona non Grata na siya sa Parañaque?? kala ko charot charot lang???
— ayra (@ayrahferrer) May 19, 2019
So totoo pala na persona non grata na si alex g sa parañaque?? So sa clark airport nalang din siya pwede? Chz
— Charmaine Joy Gapaz (@charmainegeee) May 20, 2019
Pogi ne Xian dito sa picture niya,shooting sa AXMovie niya, with Alex, my bago name se Alex sa Paranaque,PERSONA NON GRATA, Noon pa I don't like her attitude, maganda lang iyan sa harap mo but she talk be hide u back, she is spoil brat kind of actress, subra OA,bastos Bibig,Lol!
— Leria Workman (@LeriaWorkman) May 20, 2019
i really liked alex gonzaga. i watched her youtube videos a lot. but recent events exposed her as a duterte supporter & a marcos apologist, she has become so messy on her twitter and this time she made another controversial remark that led her to her being persona non grata. well
— m (@iconsikon) May 17, 2019
Wait- there's a petition for Alex Gonzaga to get Persona Non Grata in Parañaque??? Where do I sign!!
— mek (@mekotheneko) May 17, 2019
Saan umabot ang joke ni alex g. Bat na persona non grata siya?
— ♥J.E.M. ♥ (@EngJem22) May 16, 2019
Bash rin si alex eh ayan na persona non grata tuloy siya sa parañaque
— M. (@meywieegweys24) May 15, 2019
Alex is known for her candid humor and expressive personality as seen in her vlogs.
During an interview, older sister Toni Gonzaga said that her sibling has learned from the experience.
“She will move on from this. ‘Yung babaunin niya dito ‘yung lesson na natutunan niya… Si Alex, she’s taking everything one day at a time, and she’s maturing from every challenge na pinagdadaanan niya,” she said.
“Iyon siguro ang maganda rito: she knows when she falls down, and when she commits a mistake, she owns up to it, and she moves on and she learns,” Toni added.
Toni added that Alex is working on a personal apology to Mayor Olivarez.
“She said that she’s dealing with the matter privately with the city already, and they’re going to have a formal talk and have a formal meeting,” she explained.
Alex is currently dating businessman, Mikee Morada. The couple became open about their relationship last January 2017. Aside from acting and hosting, she also runs her vlog about makeup tutorials and travel adventures.