By Neil Ramos
Actor Diego Loyzaga was inundated with hate messages recently after posting several photos of him and some friends having fun in Boracay.
The island paradise was closed over a month ago as ordered by Malacañang for its rehabilitation.
One netizen asked, “With all due respect may I ask kung paano po kayo nakapasok sa Boracay? Since close ang island for all local and foreign tourists?”
Several others maliciously concluded the actor and his friends were allowed entry due to the former’s father, Cesar Montano, being among ardent supporters of President Duterte.
Loyzaga eventually took to Instagram to explain the post.
He said, “These photos were taken months ago. I only posted to show appreciation to my two friends who are in the photo with me.”
He added, “I didn’t have any bad intentions with this post. I was not exploiting Boracay in any way. I should have not added the location to avoid all this but since many people have already messaged me about there being write ups about me and my friends being able to go to Boracay even though its closed for tourists, sana maunawaan kayo sa explanation na’to…”
Loyzaga then apologized to those miffed by his post.
“Sorry sa mga nagalit. Although the post may come of quite obnoxious, that was not intended. Sorry especially to the people who are living in Boracay and saw this post. So for everyone in the comment section that’s hating on this post. Hopefully this will clear things up.”
But with some people keeping with the bashing, an exasperated Loyzaga eventually posted, “Lahat issue at pinaghuhusgahan. How much longer can one deal with people na napakakitid ng utak. No wonder why so many people get depressed and quit showbiz…”