General Santos City has declared singer Leah Navarro a “persona non grata,” Monday.
This is related to Navarro’s reaction to Atty Theodore Te’s tweet, which points out that the strong earthquake in Mindanao seemed to be a “retribution.”
In Te’s tweet on October 31, where he seemed to be asking: “What’s with all the earthquakes in Mindanao?” Navarro replied, “Retribution?”
Inquirer.net reports confirmed that Leah Navarro has been “unanimously approved by the council” to be declared “persona non grata,” although it has to be finalized.
Navarro, meanwhile, apologized.
In his Twitter post on Monday (Nov. 4), Navarro said she had also removed the post in the wake of calls for relief from earthquake victims.
“I apologized and deleted my tweet, but they just couldn’t find in their hearts to forgive my one-word reply in the form of a question” Now they’ve twisted it into a declaration. Why not help Mindanao instead? Stop wasting time on me, I’m not a victim, ”she added.
Even Te’s tweet has been deleted.
PACC to VP Leni: stop soliciting donations for Mindanao quake victims
The Presidential Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) said that the office of the Vice President (OVP) Leni Robredo should no longer solicit donations for the victims of the quake in Mindanao.
According to PACC spokesman and Commissioner Manuelito Luna, such solicitations will bring legal and ethical issues to the Vice President.
It will also result in duplication of jobs or functions among government agencies such as the DSWD, LGUs, and the Philippine Red Cross that are already providing relief operations to areas devastated by the earthquake in Mindanao.
Luna said the government already has funds available for disaster victims, so the Office of the Vice President (OVP) does not need to solicit donations anymore.
So he asked Vice President Leni Robredo to stop soliciting donations for Mindanao quake victims.
Should the vice president insist on soliciting donations, he will ask the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Ombudsman to investigate the OVP.