Lea Salonga responds to negative reactions about her Independence Day tweet

by Nerisa Almo
Jun 17, 2015
Lea Salonga is confused about Philippine Independence Day: “June 12, 1898 was its DECLARATION after Spain. But, there were the Americans, then Japanese, and Americans.”

“I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. #SorryNotButthurt”

Ito ang Twitter post ni Lea Salonga ngayong Miyerkules ng umaga, June 17, na tila sagot niya sa mga negatibong reaksiyon sa kanyang post kaugnay ng Philippine Independence Day.

Matatandaang noong June 11 ay sinabi ni Lea na hindi pa lubusang maituturing na malaya ang Pilipinas.

Our country is not yet debt-free, poverty-free, crime-free, or corruption-free. So what are we free from exactly and why do we celebrate it?

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 11, 2015

Dahil dito, umani ng batikos si Lea mula sa mga nakabasa ng kanyang Twitter post.

Read: Lea Salonga hits back at bashers over her Independence Day tweet

Ngayong araw, muling nag-post si Lea ng mensahe tungkol sa isyung ito.

Sabi ng Pinay international singer-actress, “Thanks to many Twitterers, I have learned the difference between KASARINLAN and KALAYAAN.”

Kaugnay nito, muling napatanong si Lea: “When is Independence Day?

“Yes, June 12, 1898 was its DECLARATION after Spain. But, there were the Americans, then Japanese, and Americans.”

Kung pagbabasehan daw kasi ang nabasa niya tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, “What we celebrate therefore is the declaration on June 12, not the actual on July 4.”

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Dahil dito, nangako si Lea, “Will need to read more now that I have free time.”

Narito ang kabuuan ng kanyang Twitter posts:

Thanks to many Twitterers, I have learned the difference between KASARINLAN and KALAYAAN. However, this brings me to another question...

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 16, 2015

When is Independence Day? Yes, June 12, 1898 was its DECLARATION after Spain. But, there were the Americans, then Japanese, and Americans.

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 16, 2015

... So after the Americans, we got our actual (according to what I've read) independence on July 4, 1946. So what we celebrate therefore...

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 16, 2015

... is the declaration on June 12, not the actual on July 4. Confusing but there it is. Will need to read more now that I have free time.

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 16, 2015

I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. #SorryNotButthurt

— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 16, 2015
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Lea Salonga is confused about Philippine Independence Day: “June 12, 1898 was its DECLARATION after Spain. But, there were the Americans, then Japanese, and Americans.”
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