Regine Velasquez has issued an apology over a comment she made in one of her most recent vlogs. In the video where she was showing her bag collection, she compared the smell of one of her bags to Payatas: "Kaamoy nung bag ko 'yung Payatas, nakakatawa. Kasi kapag nasa Payatas ka na, hindi mo na maamoy 'yung basura eh. Kasi kayo, pare-pareho na kayo ng amoy doon."
Regine was referring to a time when she shot the 2001 video documentary Speak Your Mind in the area. "Ito kasing bag na 'to, mabaho. It stinks. It's mabaho. I remember, noong binili ko talaga, ang baho talaga niya. It used to stink so much. It still is."
She continued: "This is the bag I was wearing. And so after the shooting, akala ko nasa Payatas pa rin ako, ‘yun pala ‘yung bag ko ‘yung mabaho. Mas mabaho pa siya sa Payatas."
Regine has since issued an apology on her official Twitter account. "I would like to sincerely apologize to the people of Payatas for my insensitive comment. It was not intentional and I should be more careful with the things I say. Pasensya na po God bless po."
She followed it up with another tweet which said: "E yung naka ilang ulit ako. Pasensya na tao lang."
Some people commended her for apologizing for her comments. Others, meanwhile, said that there is nothing wrong with what she said because she was merely referring to ‘facts’.
What do you think, girls?
You can watch Regine’s full vlog below where she made her comment around the 2:09 mark.
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