''Pasensya na for being too straightforward. Ganu’n talaga ako pinalaki ng aking mga magulang. Straight talaga ako magsalita. Hindi ko kayo bobolahin. Sasabihin ko sa inyo ang totoo. Yun yung mga standard ko sa buhay na hindi ko kayang baguhin para sa inyo."
Rendon Labador on Michael V. and Coco Martin: 'Hindi ko po ma-a-assure na hindi ko po kayo masasaktan ulit'
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Motivational speaker and social media influencer Rendon Labador (Facebook)
Motivational speaker and social media influencer Rendon Labador issued a public apology video to actors Michael V. and Coco Martin.
This came about after Rendon posted a video about how Influencers are the new mainstream celebrities. Things got more heated after Michael V. posted a statement about content creators, to which Rendo commented ''Masakit na katotohanan na laos na kayo. We control the media now."
Although it's not just Michael V, he also made comments about Coco's issue where some of the vendors in Quiapo were interrupted due to the shooting of his show ''FPJ'S Batang Quiapo''.
After facing a lot of backlash, Rendon uploaded a public apology on his Facebook page addressing the issue.
''Gusto ko pong humingi ng apology, gusto ko pong humingi ng pasensya sa lahat po ng Pilipinong nasaktan at naging emotional sa mga nangyayari sa social media,'' he said.
(I want to apologize, I want to apologize to all the Filipinos who were hurt and became emotional by what is happening on social media)
After stating his apology, Rendon clarified that he will not stop making comments on celebrities that he sees making mistakes and failures in their work and personal life.
''Hindi ko po maa-assure kay Michael V, kay Coco Martin at sa lahat mga celebrity or atletang nadadamay sa lahat ng mga isyu na sinisita ko sa internet. Hindi ko po ma-a-assure na hindi ko po kayo masasaktan ulit,'' he added.
(I can't assure Michael V, Coco Martin, and all celebrities or athletes who got caught with all the issues I visit on the internet. I can't assure you that I won't hurt you again)
He also apologized for being straightforward and mentioned that his parents raised him that way.
''Pasensya na for being too straightforward. Ganu’n talaga ako pinalaki ng aking mga magulang. Straight talaga ako magsalita. Hindi ko kayo bobolahin. Sasabihin ko sa inyo ang totoo. Yun yung mga standard ko sa buhay na hindi ko kayang baguhin para sa inyo,'' he said.
(Sorry for being too straightforward. That's how my parents raised me, I always get straight to the point. I will not flatter you. I will tell you the truth. Those are my standards in life that I cannot change for you)
At the end of his video, Rendon thanked his supporters and those who understood him.
''So, maraming, maraming salamat sa mga nakaintindi. Sa mga hindi nakakaintindi, huwag kayong mag-alala, hindi ako titigil hangga’t hindi kayo mag-improve. Hangga’t hindi kayo lumakas,'' he said.
(So, many, many thanks to those who understand. For those who don't understand, don't worry, I won't stop until you improve. As long as you don't get stronger)