Catriona Gray reacts to red-tagging, will continue to fight for women’s rights

Published October 23, 2020, 1:17 PM

by Noreen Jazul

Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray will “remain steadfast” in her stance to fight for women’s rights, the beauty queen’s legal counsel said Friday.

Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray
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Atty. Joji Alonso’s Gray’s legal counsel, made the statement in response to Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. who earlier told Gray, and actress Liza Soberano to stop supporting Gabriela and other rights groups.

“Catriona will not waiver in continuously championing social causes that uplift women’s lives,” Alonso said.

“While there may be people who will try, she remains steadfast in her stance that no one should be silenced in sharing their personal stories that give strength and support to fellow women who have gone through similar experiences,” the lawyer added.

Alonso criticized Parlade for dragging Gray’s name, saying the act was “uncalled for.”

“All she [Catriona] has endeavored to do, is advocate for women’s rights,” the lawyer said.

The former Miss Universe, through Alonso, also extended her gratitude to people who “share the same stand on gender equality and who aim to protect those who are brave enough to speak out on their platforms.”

 
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