Janine Gutierrez gave her two cents’ worth about sharing her opinions with her friends, who are mostly like-minded as her, and some of the members of her family, whom she admitted have opposing sentiments.
In a media conference for her upcoming movie Dito at Doon with JC Santos, the new Kapamilya star stated that the reason why most of her friends share the same opinions as her when it comes to certain issues is that she has known most of them since they were in grade school.
“Karamihan ng mga kaibigan ko pareho kami ng opinyon,” Gutierrez revealed.
“Pero I guess mostly kasi wala akong masyado, yung mga barkada ko outside showbiz as in barkada ko since Grade 2 or since college. I guess sabay-sabay kaming nagporma ng opinyon that now we do think the same.”
On the other hand, she shared that not everyone around her agrees with what she had to say as even some of her family members have different opinions on different topics. But regardless of what each had to say, respect needs to be present on both sides.
“I guess mag-a-apply ’to sa’kin sa mga kamag-anak na medyo meron kayong kaibahan ng opinyon. So mahalaga rin talaga na marunong ka makinig sa ibang tao at rumespeto sa opinyon nila.”
She even shared that her mother, actress Lotlot de Leon, even advised her to stay away from commenting on some things, which she and her siblings did not particularly agree with.
“Actually nakakatawa nga kasi dati, maybe like last year, my mom would tell me na, ’Anak huwag ka nang masyadong magsasasalita, magsabi ng kung anu-ano.’ E kami ng mga kapatid ko very vocal sa ganyan.”
Gutierrez said that they even get inspiration from other artists who are using their platforms to speak out.
“Na-inspire din kami ng mga artista na ganon din. So, recently naman ’yung mommy ko very vocal na rin. It’s really possible to inspire other people kahit pa na nanay mo ’yan.”
Recently, she has been trying to motivate others to register themselves to vote in future elections.
“I’m really trying to be vocal about voter registration. ’Yung impormasyon kung kelan ba bukas ang Comelec para magparehistro. Saan ba pwede? As much as possible, I try to share on my stories kung anuman ang pwedeng ma-share tungkol dun.”