May 19, 2009

Baguio City Bans Candy Pangilinan due to Igorot Joke

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"Akala niyo Igorot ako, hindi ako Igorot, tao po ako."

Candy Pangilinan, TV Comedienne, was declared as "persona non grata" by the Baguio City Council after her reported "racist" remark  during her pre-Mother's Day Show at SM Baguio last May 2009: 

"Akala niyo Igorot ako, hindi ako Igorot, tao po ako."

The comedienne is now banned from going to Baguio and even her movies are also banned from being shown in the city's theaters.

Candy has already posted a sincere apology addressed to all the Igorots. According to her, she actually meant "Igorot Statue", and she had acknowledged her own statement during her show. 

I'm with the Igorots regarding this issue. But banning Candy from entering Baguio isn't really necessary. She had already learned from that mistake. As our fellow Filipino, why won't we give her a chance to prove her sincerity?

“Last Saturday, May 9, the day after my birthday, I had finished taping at 8 a.m. and left Manila to fulfill a commitment in Baguio at 2 p.m. I am truly sorry because I uttered an insensitive statement during the event. I did not mean to hurt anyone, especially, our Igorot brothers and sisters." -Candy Pangilinan



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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

sometimes we need to learn the hardest way and the painful way because of our agressiveness in making such statements. next time, use wisdom before making such statement. igorots are also created in the image of God

Anonymous said...

sometimes we need to learn the hardest way and the painful way because of our agressiveness in making such statements. next time, use wisdom before making such statement. igorots are also created in the image of God

Anonymous said...

sometimes we need to learn the hardest way and the painful way because of our agressiveness in making such statements. next time, use wisdom before making such statement. igorots are also created in the image of God

agila said...

We respect you... so respect us also so what if we are Igorot atleast we have identity and we are very proud of it... we welcome you in our city treated you well, so please do your part also... Your lucky you did not go home divided into two and your head is not separated in your body...

Anonymous said...

i'm a Kapampangan but when i go to Baguio it really fells like i'm one of the people who you cauled IGOROT, their attitude and traditions are honest and hopitable to everyone, we should be lucky to have one of our natives a treasure of the nations and pride, but give her a chance, she learned a lesson, GOD BLESS

Anonymous said...

My sister in law is an Igorot from Baguio but a very intelligent and successful nurse in the Philippine Navy. It hurt when read that she said Igorots are not human. But when I learned that she did not mean it and she apologized and admitted her mistake then it's time to let it go. Everybody makes mistake. What is so nice of Candy is she admitted it sincerely.

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