Elizabeth Oropesa fired back at Jim Paredes for allegedly using his celebrity status to intimidate supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte.
This was in relation to Jim’s confrontation with at least six Duterte Youth members at the 31st People Power anniversary rally in EDSA yesterday, February 25, at the EDSA Shrine.
In her Facebook post today, February 26, Elizabeth shared a video message addressed to the known Liberal Party supporter, OPM advocate and former member of the Apo Hiking Society:
“Mr. Jim Paredes, mawalang galang na, masyado lang akong naapektuhan doon sa ginawa mo sa bata kanina.
“Kung ako ba ay makaharap mo, gagawin mo rin sa akin iyon?
"Sasabihin mo rin sa akin iyon, ‘Look at me! Look at me!’
"Ilalalapit mo rin iyong mukha mo sa mukha ko?
“Nagtatanong lang ako.
"Sana huwag magkaroon ng pagkakataon na magkaharap tayo, tapos gawin mo sa akin iyon.
“Kasi, matanda ka na, pareho tayong matanda na.
"Showbiz ka, pareho tayong showbiz, napakapangit.
“Alam mo ang lumalabas, ikaw yung duwag.”
A known Duterte supporter, Elizabeth reiterated that she was disappointed with Jim’s actions.
“Alam mo, hindi lahat ng tao kaya mo.
“Hindi ko lang mapigilan magsalita ngayon.
"Pasensiya ka na, hindi ako kasing-galing mo pagdating sa pang-aalipusta o pagsasalita.
“Hindi ‘yan ang style ko. Sobra lang akong naapektuhan sa ginawa mo.”
Elizabeth also warned Jim that he might come face to face with someone who wouldn’t be as tolerant with his bullying.
She said, “Mag-ingat ka lang talaga, kasi hindi lahat ng tao ay may pasensiya.
“Hindi lahat ng tao ay kaya mo.
“Baka makatapat ka ng isang taong hindi ka sasantuhin.
“Maraming gustong maghamon sa iyo.”
For her parting shot, Elizabeth told Jim, “Sayang, sayang… Gustong-gusto ko pa naman ikaw noon, kahit hindi tayo magkaibigan…
“Ang pangit, parang wala kang pinagkatandaan.”
VIRAL VIDEO. A video of Jim’s face-off with seven members of the Duterte Youth group showed how the 65-year-old singer attempted to engage them in a heated debate.
The Duterte Youth group’s members barely answered Jim’s provoking questions.
It was not clear if they were intimidated by Jim or were just at a loss for words for a fast rebuttal.
They were standing with their left hands clenched and raised in the air—a trademark gesture of President Duterte.
After a few minutes, the face-off between Jim and the Duterte Youth group was cut short due to a commotion caused by bystanders.