May ilang maikling pahayag ang lawyer na si Atty. Katrina Legarda, ang tinutukoy sa mga write-up at online posts na ina ng indie filmmaker na si Rafael "Rafa" Santos.
Ito ay kaugnay ng kontrobersiyal na issue on "Sky Flakes and catfood" remark in which the young filmmaker said, "Personally, I find the theater actors better to work with because they don't complain; you can feed them Sky Flakes three meals a day, and pay them in catfood, basically."
Ang nasabing statement ni Rafael sa kanyang interview with ANC's Cityscape, on June 24, has caught the ire of the entire theater community in the Philippines.
Nagbigay na ng public apology si Rafa noong July 1 sa kabuuan ng mga alagad ng teatro sa bansa at inaamin ang kanyang pagkakamali. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Bago nalathala rito sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang nasabing public apology letter kagabi, nakausap ng writer na ito si Atty. Legarda bago nagbukas ang Main Theater ng CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines), at 8 p.m., kung saan manonood ang kilalang lawyer at women's rights advocate ng musical na The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber.
What did Atty. Legarda think about the issue?
"He's an adult," sagot ni Atty. Legarda, habang paakyat ng main theater lobby ng CCP.
How was she affected by what happened?
"He's an adult... he's 21... he's an adult," sagot uli ng abogada.
Does she mean Rafa is and should be responsible for his actions, for what he has done?
"I have nothing to do with it," sabi ni Atty. Legarda.
Has Rafael Santos talked to her about the issue that cropped up?
"I have nothing to do with it," pahayag uli ni Atty. Legarda, who refused to discuss the matter.
Then, politely, Atty. Legarda excused herself and smilingly said "Thank you" and proceeded to the theater entrance.