Regine Velasquez apologizes for ‘insensitive comment’ on Payatas

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Posted at Oct 12 2019 11:38 PM

Singer Regine Velasquez on Saturday tweeted her apology over an "insensitive comment" she made about Barangay Payatas in Quezon City.

"I would like to sincerely apologize to the people of Payatas for my insensitive comment. It was not intentional and I should be more careful with the things I say," she tweeted.

Velasquez was referring to the comment she made on her Youtube video, where she showed her bag collection. 

"Ito kasing bag na 'to, mabaho. It stinks. It's mabaho. I remember, noong binili ko talaga, ang baho talaga niya. It used to stink so much. It still is," she said.

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"I bought it in Hong Kong, I think. And it's mabaho, I think it's the kind of leather," Velasquez added.

Velasquez also narrated that she did a documentary in Payatas, and that the place smells like her bag.

"Kaamoy nung bag ko 'yung Payatas, nakakatawa. Kasi kapag nasa Payatas ka na, hindi mo na maamoy 'yung basura eh. Kasi kayo, pare-pareho na kayo ng amoy doon," she said.

"This is the bag I was wearing. And so after the whole shooting, akala ko nasa Payatas pa rin ako, 'yun pala 'yung bag ko 'yung mabaho. Mas mabaho pa siya sa Payatas," Velasquez added.

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A dumpsite used to be located in Payatas in Quezon City, which was closed in 2010.