Actress Pinky Amador finally released a statement after she has gone viral on social media after her video while yelling at cursing at hotel staff was uploaded.
In a statement, Amador explained the reason why she’s furious to the hotel staff, saying that she’s only trying to protect her safety and her neighbors living in the said condo-hotel in Makati City.
“I have uttered harsh words and become very emotional in a video that has been circulating. There is no excuse for that behavior. Please understand, however, that my emotion was the product of countless minutes of worrying for my safety and that of my neighbors, following up with building administration, and talking to my very emotional neighbors and friends,” the veteran actress said.
She narrated that the condo-tel where she was living for months already accepted 59 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) “without informing” them.
“Of note is the fact that these returning Filipinos neither had the proper documentation with them upon entry, nor any indication that they were tested, or when their test results were arriving. The residents wouldn’t have known of their arrival, if not for the witnesses who had seen them enter the premises of our Condo-tel,” she said.
“The residents were not notified about the designation, not the influx of these returning Filipinos, and that was a cause for alarm not just for me but for all the residents,” she added.
Amador claimed that she interacted with two guests in an elevator and unsure about their identity.
In the video, she told the staff that she exposed to a Person Under Monitoring (PUM) because of the negligence of the hotel management.
“After that encounter, I have started fearing for my safety in my home, which should not be the case. Since I am not the only resident here, I was not the only one to witness the influx of new guests. Some of my neighbors were very upset, even in tears, when recounting their encounter with new guests in the hotel premises, as some of them take care of elderly parents or grandparents, or have children with them. That is what fueled my ire when that video was taken, since some tenants have been calling me, in tears, with fear for their health, and that of their family members,” she stated.
The actress mentioned that one of her neighbors already complained about the negligence of the said hotel last month and even published the complaint in one news website.
According to her, she only wanted the hotel to be honest with their long-time guest and avoid ignoring their questions like what they did to her many times.
“We simply wanted them to be transparent with us about the goings-on in the building, and to inform us about any systems they have in place. I cannot count the number of times I have tried to communicate this. My other neighbors also tried to do so, to no avail. That was utterly frustrating,” she said.
“This is not just about me, or the other tenants but also for the staff and employees as well. It is troubling to watch them at administration behave as if Covid19 is not a serious matter, or that our lives do not matter,” she added.
The actress also criticized the people who recorded the video and uploaded it on the internet, saying that it’s a violation to the ‘anti-wire tapping act’.
“Taking a video without my knowledge in a private property, and deliberately ignoring me (so as to inflame me further) with the intention to leak online, is to me, malicious, vengeful and a violation of the anti-wire tapping act,” she stated.
Before ending her statement, she apologized to the people affected by her yelling and cursing, but she insisted that she’s only fighting for her safety.
“Since I have started living in this building, I have made friends with my neighbors who have included me in this building’s community. It is a community which includes the administration and something the administration has neglected, repeatedly. What the administration fails to understand is that their actions have an impact not just on their health, but that of the residents’ too. Being responsible means being responsible for everyone, not just yourself, but also others,” she said.
“I am not perfect, far from it. Under these stressful times, when pushed to the limit, how far will you go to protect your loved ones? Sa mga nasaktan ko, I am truly sorry, pero ipinaglaban ko lang ang karapatan natin mabuhay ng ligtas sa sakit.” she added.
A few days ago, a video featuring Amador has been circulated on social media.
“[You are] accepting OFWs here with no testing results. Sino? P——–mo! Gawin mo ngayon ‘yan, hindi ako aalis dito! P——–mo, pag ako nagkasakit, babayaran mo ba pang-ospital ko? Tagalan mo pa, p——–mo, kakaladkarin kita dito!” Amador said in the video.