Marian Rivera Apologizes For Comments On Traffic And Says She Was Misinterpreted

The actress talks about her controversial interview on how spending time in traffic can be a way to have some 'me time.'
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Following her controversial interview on how spending time in traffic can be a way to have some “me time,” Marian Rivera apologized on Instagram and said her comments were taken out of context. “Ang tanong po kasi during the interview—kung panonoorin at pakikinggan niyo ang buong clip—ay nakatuon sa aking pamamaraan kung paano ko personal na itinatahak ang problemang ito ng ating lipunan, kaya’t sinagot ko naman iyon ayon sa kung ano ang totoo sa akin—at sa akin lamang.” 

“I just wanted to give a light take on my personal experience, but I was misinterpreted. Hindi ko po nilalahat at lalo nang ginagawang pangaral sa publiko ang aking pahayag.” She said, “Kinikilala ko po ang hirap na pinagdaraanan ng mga Pilipino sa kalbaryong ibinibigay sa ating lahat ng trapik. Ang bawat minuto na nasasayang sa kalsada ay dapat sana’y nagagamit natin para makapiling ang ating mga mahal sa buhay—wala pong may gusto nito.”

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The actress said she stands by her answer to the question posed, but she apologized to those affected by her comments. “Pinaninindigan ko po ang aking sagot and I take full responsibility, pero humihingi rin ako ng paumanhin sa mga nasaktan, nainis, napikon, at kahit sa mga mema lang—hindi ko po nais na gawin ito sa inyo.”

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Her interview was originally published on Philstar.com. In the video clip, she said, “Traffic? Parang matagal ng may traffic. Wala ng dahilan para ikunsume mo ang sarili mo sa traffic. Kung may lakad ka, e 'di pumunta ka ahead of time para 'di ka ma-trapik. Sa sasakyan, 'pag trapik, ang daming puwedeng gawin. Mag-cellphone ka, magsulat ka, e 'di 'yon ang me time mo, 'di ba? So ang daming puwedeng gawin 'pag traffic.” 

Marian also reacted to being called “super rich” in the screenshot of the article. “Hindi po ako super rich, gaya ng sabi ng Philstar.com. May kaya, opo, dahil pinaghirapan ko po ‘yon.”

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