Actress-social media influencer Alex Gonzaga has apologized to Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez for saying he is “may pagkamadugas” during a campaign sortie of a partylist she endorsed.
Her controversial comment was captured in a now-deleted video. As she earned the ire of Olivarez’s supporters, speculations that Parañaque will declare her “persona non grata,” or unwelcome to enter the city, grew.
The city administrator has denied the matter in an ABS-CBN News article, saying there is no such resolution against the actress. However, he urged Gonzaga to be more “circumspect and morally obligated” when it comes to her public statements, given her wide reach.
According to the Tweet of reporter MJ Felipe, Gonzaga visited Olivarez recently in his office and reconciled with him.
The report claimed Olivarez said he had “no hurt feelings and understood that everything is just politics.”
“I appreciate na personal tayong nagkita today,” he was quoted to have said.
At the sidelines of a press conference for the sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” Toni Gonzaga said the issue is a “lesson learned” for her sister.
“She will move on from this. ‘Yung babaunin niya dito ‘yung lesson na natutunan niya… Si Alex, she’s taking everything one day at a time, and she’s maturing from every challenge na pinagdadaanan niya,” the older Gonzaga said.
“Iyon siguro ang maganda rito: She knows when she falls down, and when she commits a mistake, she owns up to it, then she moves on and she learns.”
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