“No forgiveness deserved.” This is the message of Albay Governor Joey Salceda to Xian Lim after the actor refused to wear a shirt promoting Albay province according to ABS-CBN News report.
In his Facebook page, Salceda believed that Lim insulted his staff from the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office and his fellow Albayanos when he did not accept the Albay shirt and coffee table book.
“We expected something better from him since he is not a terrorist, instead an artist. No forgiveness deserved,” he narrated.
Ordinary staff ng PTCAO ang ininsulto at hiniya ni Xian Lim. Together with ordinary Albayanos, they are the ones who work hard, silently and patiently for Albay tourism. And based on the prevarications on his posts, he is not getting it. 1. Hindi namin pinapasuot ang Tshirt sa guests. Binibigay lang 2. The mere fact that coffee book table is called Warm Albay and the tshirt is Warm Albay should already be obvious that these are typical touristic materials. the PTCAO incident morally approximates the cruelty and brutality in Maguindanao, and what’s worse we did not pay the MILF P350,000 to do it and we expected something better from him since he is not a terrorist, instead an artist. No forgiveness deserved.
PTCAO gave souvenir Tshirt printed with – “Warm Albay”
Xian Lim rejected it.
PTCAO gave coffee book table titled – “Warm Albay”
Xian Lim rejected it .
Then Xian Lim says why: I AM NOT HERE TO PROMOTE ALBAY.
Meanwhile on Twitter, Lim apologized to Salceda and the people of Albay, explaining his side the reasons why he refused to wear the souvenir shirt to avoid conflict with his clothing endorsement.
“I just read an online article about an incident which is deeply upsetting because it doesn’t tell the right story. In the article I was quoted as saying ‘I am not here to promote Albay’, something I never said or would ever say,” Lim said.
“Earlier, the author of the online article handed me a coffee table book of Albay and a t-shirt to wear. My exact words to her were ‘Sorry po, hindi ko maisuot yung t-shirt kasi baka magka-conflict sa clothing endorsement ko. Pasensiya na po.’ Later on, someone reported her as saying ‘Ayaw daw niya.’ I love Albay and I am always happy to be here with its good people. I deeply apologize to Governor Salceda and the people of Albay for the misunderstanding about my reasons for refusal to wear the t-shirt.”
“My parents raised me to be respectful and generous to everyone, and my management has always stressed the virtues of decency and humility. I do not do drugs and have worked hard to get to where I am. If you send me the t shirt and after I have cleared it with my clothing endorsement, I would be more than happy to wear it online and on air. I am also very willing to promote the book of Albay,” he added.