Artists performed free for BBM — Oropesa

March 25, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 152 views

IPAPUPUTOL ko ‘yung dalawa kong paa. Gagapang na lang ako kung binabayaran kaming mga artista kay BBM!”

Multi -awarded actress Elizabeth Oropesa issued this statement in reaction to claims made by detractors of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos that celebrities who perform in his political rallies were receiving huge talent fees.

Oropesa said she can personally attest to the fact that all the celebrity performers in the UniTeam rallies were doing it voluntarily.

“Nakita n’yo naman siguro kahit sa mga caravan at saka mga pinupuntahan ni BBM, umiiyak ang mga tao makalapit lang. Wala namang hinihinging kahit ano, ‘yung iba nga nagbibigay pa,” she said.

“Katulad ko, nagbibigay ako, kasi pangarap ko. Pangarap ng mga katulad kong loyalista ay ang makitang makaupo ulit ang isang Marcos at si Bongbong yun,” Oropesa added.

“Kapag nangyari na makaupo sa Malakanyang si BBM, masaya na kaming ipipikit ang aming mga mata. Karamihan sa amin senior citizens na hindi lang halata,” said the veteran actress.

Oropesa likewise clarified that she does not insult nor feel bad for her fellow artists who were performing for Leni Robredo.

She noted that she received reports that artists performing for Robredo during her concert rallies were receiving huge talent fees, and in fact she was happy for them because they get to earn money during these elections.

“Natutuwa ako para dun sa mga artistang kinukuha nila kasi sigurado ako may TF yan. Ang ibig sabihin ng TF ay talent fee. Eh sa atin (BBM camp) walang TF. Kusa at dumarating talaga ang mga artista na kahit hindi imbitahan, sila pa ang nagtatanong kung paano sumama,” she added.

The best actress grand slam winner added that she has never fought with fellow actresses just because of politics.

“Never akong nakipagbalitaktakan, nakipagmurahan at nagsasabi ng masama tungkol sa mga artistang sumasama kay Leni Robredo at hindi ko rin ugaling manira ng kandidato nila.”

“Meron talagang mga kinokontak ang grupo ni Leni Robredo na mga artista na willing naman kasi sino ba naman ang ayaw ng trabaho. Eh marami naman silang magagasta, nakita mo naman, maraming advertisement nila, wala silang kinakatakutang kukulangin ang pera. So, masaya ako para doon sa mga artistang nasa Pinklawans,” she said.

The 67-year-old actress is a Bicolana, but said she has long been a supporter of Marcos. She said she has been part of Bongbong Marcos Loyalist International since 2013. With Blessie Amor Vicente and Joanne Rosario (OJTs)

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