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Agot Isidro: “It is a citizen’s right and duty to give feedback to the gov’t”

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Feb. 21, 18 | 6:27 pm

Actress Agot Isidro is known for being vocal online especially if it has something to do with politics and current social issues.

In fact, her candid reactions on her social media accounts have gained her some praise, but it has also raised a few eyebrows.

However, in an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer during their Read-along session, the 51-year-old actress said that it is only right to have a stand on these issues.

“Make a stand in whatever way you can. You can’t just not speak up when you know that wrong things are being done. You have to take notice of the bad, constructively,” Isidro said.

She added that she takes the opportunity to voice out her concerns online because she will have nothing to lose.

“I understand if the young ones choose to keep quiet, because some of them have a lot to lose. I, on the other hand, am much older and really don’t care [about bashers] anymore; but I would have been as vocal when I was younger, given the chance,” she said.

Isidro also expressed that amid the negative comments she has received for posting her opinions online, she only focuses on the positive things.

“I can still go out without feeling any danger for my life. There were countless times when I would have people come up to me to say ‘thank you’ for speaking up,” she admitted.

She also said that online bashers are easy to deal with because they can just be blocked from her accounts.

“I personally handle all my accounts. I’ve blocked a lot of them already, especially those who are really rude. I’ve done this to keep them from committing a sin against God at my expense,” she explained.

On why she posts her concerns online, she said: “It has to be something that is important to me. I just want for things in our country to work right. Besides, it is also a citizen’s right and duty to give feedback to the government.”

Isidro was joined by young actress, Gabby Padilla during the Read-Along event by Inquirer. Padilla said that she also posts her opinions online but it “has to be solid.”

She said that she is also vocal but she also recognizes the fact “that having a bigger audience is a responsibility.”

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