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ACTRESS-politician Alma Moreno has appealed to critics to stop bashing her after a parody Twitter account bearing her name became viral on Election Day.
“Thank you sa lahat kung ano man yung boto na nakuha ko, at tigilan n’yo na ako! Kung ang tao ay sobra nang bumagsak, ‘wag n’yo nang apakan,” said Moreno, in an interview with ABS-CBN.
As of May 13, Moreno was ranked No. 24 with more than two million votes in partial unofficial tally for senatorial candidates. She had no television, print and radio ads when she campaigned for three months.
Moreno, 56, said that it was her daughter actress Winwyn Marquez who was so mad at her critics. She added that she has no Twitter account.
“Si Winwyn nga ’yung nagsabi sa akin nun kaya kinuha n’ya ’yung ID ko para sumulat at sabihin na hindi akin ’yung account na ‘yun,” she said.
“Galit na galit si Winwyn. Sabi n’ya ba’t ayaw pa raw akong tigilan eh hindi naman ako nanalo para ganunin nila ako.
Sana tigilan n’yo na ako,” Moreno added.
The actress became the laughing stock of netizens once again when she posted on the fake Twitter account thus, “Whoever wins tomorrow will be declared the winner.”
“Hindi akin ’yun. Ang ingat-ingat ko na nga eh,” Moreno added.
Moreno became controversial when she was interviewed one-on-one by broadcaster Karen Davila about the 2016 elections.
Days after the interview, Moreno entered the Top 20 senatorial aspirants. Only the Top 12 candidates will be declared winners in the national elections.
Moreno believes that God has other plans for her when she lost in the national polls.
“Hindi naman talaga ako nangarap talagang maging senador eh. Siguro nakita ni Lord na hanggang dito ka lang. May dahilan lahat si Lord. May reason iyan. Mayroon kang mas magandang pupuntahan,” she said.
Moreno said that she is happy for her son Vandolph who won a council seat in Parañaque City.
Before she ran for the Senate, Moreno was elected as the first female national president of the Philippine Councilors League in 2012.