Actress Gladys Guevarra, also known as ‘Chuchay’ in television and internet publicly expressed her support to President Rodrigo Duterte whom according to her was mocked by many people because of his imperfections.
The former noontime show Eat Bulaga hosts posted her opinion about politics on her official Facebook page saying that she’s ready on the backlash of the Duterte critics just to defend the current President.
In her post, Guevarra said that she was felt ashame of some people in the Philippines who didn’t know how to respect the duly-elected President of the Philippines.
She also criticized several news networks and its reporters for writing ‘lies’ against the President for the sake of writing a sellable story.
According to her, it’s her first time to see a President being examined word-by-word by the media and his critics.
Guevarra urged the media people and Duterte critics just to leave the President and let him concentrate on his job first as the criticisms against the Chief Executive will never help the country.
You can read her post below:
“I offer no apology for what I am posting, for this is truly how I feel. This is my opinion, not a debate. If you disagree or find my opinions offensive, I’m perfectly fine with that & no, I’m not offended, feel free to unfriend me immediately.
I have lived through several Philippine Presidents prior to our current President Duterte. In my lifetime, I have never seen nor heard of a President examined over every word he speaks, humiliated by the public to the point of disgrace, slandered, ridiculed, insulted, lied to & beyond common logic, threatened with death.
I am truly ashamed of the people of MY country. I am ashamed of the ruthless, hating, Duterte haters who display themselves as to having no pride, morals, ethics nor values in Our Country’s traditions. Our Elders taught us 30, 40+ yrs ago to respect our President, whether we voted for them or not, & all these news stations & reporters who feel they have the right to carry on with obvious lies & say the things they do for a good story.
Every other President before he was elected, that took the oath of office, was left alone, wasn’t on the news 24/7, examined by their every word. ALWAYS BEING PRESSURED to do this or that & never given the time to take care of the important work this country really needs. I know he is not perfect, very different than what we’ve become in general to but ENOUGH is ENOUGH, LEAVE THE MAN ALONE & LET HIM DO HIS JOB!! None of the other Presidents in their times were spotless or perfect either. I want our President Rodrigo Duterte to succeed & try to make our Philippines great again!”
A day after her first post about the President, Guevarra defended herself from the critics who mocked her from supporting Duterte.
According to Guevarra, she’s not defending the President because she wanted anything from the government because she’s already contended with her own life and job.
She also invoked her right to Freedom of Expression as a citizen of the Philippines.
“Bilang indibiduwal, boses ko po itong sinasabi ko ang saloobin ko, dahil citizen din ako ng Pilipinas. At ikaw na nagsalita ng mga masasakit sa akin, pwede? Respeto lang po talaga. At kung napapansin ninyo, sa mga hate messages ninyo, minsan parang mas wala kayong laman. May Presidenteng nakaupo, sumunod nalang kayo, kayo rin nagpapabagal ng pag unlad natin pare-pareho eh. Just saying,”
Despite negative comments, Guevarra also received many positive comments and support from her fellow Duterte supporters.
As of writing, both Guevarra’s post reached 2,000 reactions and hundreds of shares on Facebook.