The teenage daughter of outgoing Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, who is married to former actress and now mayor-elect of that city, Cristina Gonzales, has apologized for her curse-filled tweet against vice presidential frontrunner Leni Robredo and her supporters.
In a post on her Twitter account on Wednesday, 16-year-old Sofia Romualdez admitted to her error saying that she got carried away, the Inquirer reported.
“I’m human, and I make mistakes too, I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” she said.
Mom Cristina apologized first on behalf of her daughter.
“As a mother and most especially a Christian, I do not approve such words… Sofia is 16 so I believe she didn’t realize what she was doing… Sofia already apologized so I hope we all forgive and love her she is still very young,” she said.
Sofia posted the tweet with invective after Robredo overtook Bongbong Marcos Jr. in the vice presidential race. The Romualdez and Marcos families are close relatives and political allies.
In related news, the 16 -year-old basher of Robredo who wished the congresswoman had died instead of her husband, Jesse Robredo, has also apologized, according to GMA News.
“Parang nadala lang po ako kasi pagkagising ko, sa survey nanonood ako ng balita lumamang po si Leni. Yun na impression ko. Yun pumasok sa isip ko. Twineet ko agad,“ the student said.
“Maam Leni, sorry po nasabi ko. Hindi ko naman po gusto mangyari sa inyo yon. Nadala lang po ako ng emosyon kasi nagulat ako sa biglang lamang sa botohan,” she added. The young woman's father also apologized to the vice presidential frontrunner.
Currently, Robredo is leading the tight vice presidential race with 13,995122 votes while Marcos is close by with 13,775,801 votes as of 9:45 a.m. of Friday.