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Celebs, personalities react to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s let ‘bygones be bygones’ advice to Hidilyn Diaz

In an interview with Kapamilya reporter Karen Davila, Diaz said she doesn’t need an apology from Malacañang after including her in the said matrix. Diaz said she chooses to move forward for her peace of mind.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz via a virtual courtesy call on Wednesday, July 28.

During the courtesy call, President Duterte remarked that she should let bygones be bygones.

“You already have the gold. Gold is gold. It can be good for you to just let bygones be bygones and dwell solely on your victory together with your family and, of course, with the nation.”

As a result, celebrities, personalities, and netizens shared their reaction regarding Pres. Duterte’s piece of advice on Diaz’s historic achievement.

Actor Alex Medina compared Duterte to a rude uncle.

ABS-CBN Entertainment news reporter MJ Felipe questioned Pres. Duterte’s remark.

Social media personality and scriptwriter, G3 San Diego questioned the courtesy call itself.

Journalist Barnaby Lo highlighted the lack of apology on Pres. Duterte’s remark.

Netizens also shared their opinions on Pres. Duterte comment, calling him out for not apologizing to the Olympic Gold Medalist.

https://twitter.com/jmglatayan_/status/1420385148659408907

In 2019, President Duterte’s team, lead by then-House Speaker Salvador Panelo, included her in the administration’s ‘oust Duterte’ matrix.

Diaz denied the allegations thrown at her due to the ‘Oust Duterte’ matrix and focused on her training.

In an interview with Kapamilya reporter Karen Davila, Diaz said she doesn’t need an apology from Malacañang after including her in the said matrix. Diaz said she chooses to move forward for her peace of mind.



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