A netizen wrote a post addressed to Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray after the latter joined the calls to junk the anti-terror bill.
Netizen Jan Marie on June 5 made a message to the beauty queen by using some parts from Gray’s unforgettable answer during the Q&A portion of the Miss Universe two years ago.
According to Marie, while the beauty queen said that she worked with the poor people living in Tondo Manila, the latter didn’t experience living in places where the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing New People’s Army were operating.
The netizen mentioned the alleged illegal actions made by the NPA in remote areas.
“Sadly Cat you work a lot in the slums of Tondo Manila but not much in the mountains and in some provinces where life there is poor and sad because of the harssments done by the CPP-NPA, where people are forced to give their earnings from farming, where cellphone signal towers are burned down, ambush uniformed men delivering service to the community, hrrassed small businessmen who dare not to gave them revolutionary tax, these and all the crime they’ve committed to humanity,” he said.
“Our lawmakers stand up to stand the future of our children coz someone believes we can put an end to terrorism and we owes it to believe in them!” he added.
The post already reached 2,100 shares as of writing.
On her Instagram post, Gray quoted the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines that opposed the anti-terror bill being pushed by lawmakers.
“There is so much happening in the world and in our nation right now, and I know a lot of us want to just tune out because it all gets a bit overwhelming. But please, don’t allow that to be the reason we revert into silence and turn a blind eye,” Gray said.
“We need to stay engaged because this is where our voices count. So let’s help each other by creating spaces that help us keep each other informed and help us understand what’s going on. I’ve taken the time to research and digest information and come to my own conclusions and I implore you all to do the same. I’ve created an IG story highlight with some resources. I’m not here to influence you to think a certain way, but I hope I can influence you to think for yourself. #JunkTerrorBill,” she added.
However, Gray clarified that she’s not completely against to the controversial measure and only wanted to revise it.