Judy Ann defends Sharon's Twitter outburst

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Friday, September 27, 2013

ACTRESS Judy Ann Santos asked the public not to easily judge her close friend, megastar Sharon Cuneta, on the latter's recent Twitter outburst.

On Wednesday, Sharon defended her husband, Francis Pangilinan, against the speech of Senator Jinggoy Estrada on the alleged misuse of the former senator of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF).

Judy Ann Santos
MANILA. Actress Judy Ann Santos said the government should get to the bottom of the pork barrel scam controversy and let guilty officials be accountable for their corrupt practices. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)

Sharon said she's willing to give P10 million cash to anyone who can prove that Pangilinan took advantage of the people's money.


In an interview Thursday, Judy Ann said she understands Sharon's sentiments because her husband was one of those mentioned in the speech.

"Ako man, kung dumaan man si Ryan (Agoncillo) sa ganyang sitwasyon, at alam ko sa sarili ko na hindi ganyan ang asawa ko, magpupuyos din naman ang dibdib ko. Intindihin natin na sa bawat partner ng mga politicians may mga paraan para ilabas nila yung saloobin nila. Walang mali at karapatan nila yun," she said.

She believes that Sharon's reaction was magnified by the media because she's part of the entertainment industry and she's a public figure.

"Nama-magnify lang si Ate kasi she's a celebrity. Lahat na lang ng sabihin niya, negative. Wag naman," she said.

Meanwhile, the seasoned actress declined to comment on the involvement of two actors, Senators Estrada and Bong Revilla, in the PDAF scam.

She said all eyes are on them because they built a name for themselves even before they ran for public office.

"Ang hirap magsalita kasi sabihin na pumapanig at may pino-protektahan. Ang sa akin lang i-disregard na natin na these are celebrities-turned-politicians. May ibang politicians din naman na involved and hindi lang masyadong nailalabas because they're not celebrities," Judy Ann said.

She stressed the public has the right to know where the taxes are going.

"Ang sa akin lang bakit umabot sa ganito? Sana hindi. Bilang mamayang Pilipino, at lahat naman tayo na nagtatrabaho at nagbabayad ng tax at responsibility natin yun, right din naman natin na malaman kung saan talaga napupunta yung mga taxes," she said.

"Parang yung puso mo gustong sumabog kasi literal na dugo, pawis at luha ang inilaan mo diyan. Let's go to the bottom of this and let's finish this already. Hanapan na ng solution and stop pinpointing kasi walang nare-resolve na issue," Judy Ann added.

When asked if she has plans to enter politics in the future, Juday immediately replied "Wala. Tatakbo ako palayo." (Sunnex)


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