Kahit ilang ulit ko po i-edit ang apology statement ko, alam ko po na nangyari na ang nangyari. I am hoping though that you will see sincerity in all my efforts.
I will do a public apology on TV tonight.
Some people asked me to do it, but even if they didn’t, I will still make one because sadness has been killing me. I feel sad because people took my remark as a major slur. It’s carelessness on my part. It was the first time something like that happened to me, and I hope that you will all find in your heart to forgive me.
I will be in SNN and TV Patrol. I have answered most of the comments in my Facebook and Multiply accounts. I am hoping for your understanding. I am trying to reach the Igorot community, including other communities, to apologize. If you can give me numbers or urls, that will be very much appreciated.
I am more disappointed with myself for being so irresponsible. Even if I didn’t intend to mean it that way, I accept my mistake. No explanation would suffice now.
I ask myself why all these things are happening. And the realization: It’s a humbling experience.
I hope tomorrow will be a better day than today. I hope that I can truly reach out to all of you and extend my sincerest apologies. I pray that you won’t crucify me for this one mistake.
If this is a wake-up call, effective siya. Sobra! I believe that in humility, there is power. In all honesty and with all humility, hindi ko po sinasadya. Hindi po yun ang gusto kong iparating. Patawad po. Sorry talaga.
Last Saturday, May 9, the day after my birthday, I finished my taping at 8:00 a.m. and left Manila to fulfill a commitment in Baguio at 2:00 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. It was a careless remark and for that, I am truly sorry. The harm was done and regardless of my explanation and whatever my intention was when I uttered such words, any defense would not matter at this point. It was wrong.
I clearly remember that I did apologize for the careless statement I said during the show. Comedians have the tendency to go overboard and deliver lines, which they deem as witty and hilarious punchlines. But, sometimes, they can get reckless.
Truly, I am sorry for my mistake. I have learned a precious lesson, and I am sorry that I had hurt people in the process.
I delivered the lines incorrectly. I had no sleep that day and was very tired. In all of my shows, I try to make it a point that my audience would feel that I am a part of the entire group and that I am one with them, but I made a mistake this time.
If you were there and had finished the show, you would have heard me acknowledge my blunder. I apologized and explained myself. I even went on, uplifting the Benguet/Igorot Community.
I am very proud of their contribution to the society. I, as a person and a Filipino, would never intentionally discriminate nor disrespect my roots, my ancestors, and my fellow Filipinos.
In summary, I pray that people would realize that I do not look down on anyone regardless of the race, heritage, or religion.
Again, I am deeply sorry.
I hope that you will find in your hearts to forgive me, though I know it may be difficult to understand where I was coming from. It was one major error, and may the Lord Jesus Christ forgive me, and give all of us peace.