- Enchong Dee defended himself, saying that he has the right to air his opinion regarding important issues of his homeland.
- He also praised his Elise leading lady, Janine Gutierrez.
Kapamilya star and Star Magic artist Enchong Dee admitted that he’s vocal about issues especially those that are timely and important.
This resulted to the hate messages especially from supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, whom statements he often criticized. He has also been labeled as a “dilawan”, which is a term coined for those who are against the current administration.
Others have then said that he’s just fishing for attention.
But in the press conference of his upcoming movie with Janine Gutierrez, titled Elise, he said that he doesn’t take the comments too seriously.
“This is a democracy. May karapatan tayong sabihin kung ano ang gusto nating sabihin. Pilipino naman ako bago ako artista. Hindi naman porke’t artista kami, wala na kaming karapatang magpahayag ng aming damdamin.
“Hindi naman pakikisawsaw sa isyu iyong makialam ka dahil karapatan at tungkulin mo iyon bilang mamamayan lalo na kung may gusto kang ipaglaban.”
On the other hand, he admitted that he really looks up to his leading lady as she makes work easy.
“She’s a natural actress. Napakagaan niyang katrabaho at wala kaming ilangan. Iyong level ng comfort namin kumpara noong una kaming magsama sa Lila, kakaiba.”
The Valentine movie by Regal Entertainment will be in cinemas starting February 6.