The Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who wanted to be deported by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that she’s not afraid of the charges filed against her for being critical to President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a Facebook live video, Elanel Egot Ordidor also known as Linn Silawan on social media told her families and friends that she’s going to fight for what is right.
Ordidor also insisted that she didn’t say anything wrong on her past videos, saying that she’s only expressing her opinions about the government.
“Sa mga kamag anak ko, eto ang sasabihin ko, ilaban ko hanggang sa dulo ito, manalo man o matalo, lalaban ako, tumatayo ako sa sarili kong paa, tumatayo ako sa sarili kong prinsipyo, hindi ko kailangan hingin ang suporta niyo,” Ordidor said.
She denied that some big personalities are trying to control or fund her to criticize President Duterte.
“Patunayan muna nila ang kanilang sinasabi, bago sila magsasalita, sa mga taong nagsasabi na ako ay may sakit, dito natin patunayan, dito natin umpisahan ang pag sugpo ng kasinungaling, ngayon palang hihimukin ang mga taong nagsasabi ng malisyoso laban sa aking pagkatao, patunayan niyo ang sinasabi niyo,” she said.
The Filipina caregiver assured her fans that she’s not going to be pressured by the people against her.
“Dito natin papatunayan sa laban nating ito na hindi tayo basta basta magpasindak… kung sino ako, kung ano ako, buhay ko ang kapalit ng prinsipyo, walang sinuman magdikta sa akin, walang sinuman ang pwedeng mag dikta o magpabago sa paniniwala, laban ko ay laban ng bawat Pilipino,” the Filipina caregiver stated before ending her Facebook live.
Ordidor has gone viral on the internet because of her statements against President Duterte, calling the government ‘inutile’ and criticizing the people supporting the chief executive.
“Napaka iresponsable ng gobyerno meron tayo, napaka inutil sa totoo lang…” she said.
On April 25, DOLE asked Taiwan to deport Ordidor for her viral videos against President Duterte.
However, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on April 27 rejected the request of the Philippines, saying that overseas workers like Ordidor has their right protected.
On April 29, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman and resident representative Angelito Banayo issued the apology before Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) after Taiwan rejected the request of the Philippines to deport Ordidor.
“When I learned about the press statement issued in Manila, I immediately got in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apologize for the wording of whatever statement it was that talks about deportation,” Banayo said in an interview.
“Deportation is the sovereign privilege of the host country. nothing we can do about their decisions on deportation,” he added.