Payo ni Catriona: Mag-fact check muna
PINAYUHAN ni Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ang bawat isa, partikular na ang mga public figures na mag-“research” at “factcheck” bago maglabas ng pahayag sa publiko.
Inilabas ni Cat ang pahayag matapos siyang balaan, kasama ng mga aktres na sina
Liza Soberano at Angel Locsin, ni National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) Spokesperson Lt. General Antonio Parlade na itigil ang pagsuporta sa mga grupo tulad ng Gabriela.
Sa isang panayam sa ANC, muling nilinaw ng beauty queen na hindi siya kasapi ng Gabriela o lumahok sa anumang aktibidad ng grupo.
“I know the groups that I work with. With all respect to Gen. Parlade and also to the Gabriela group, I have not done any projects…with them,” pahayag ni Gray.
“I want people to know that when I am an ambassadress, I don’t just link my name to an organization without knowing exactly what that group does, the projects that they are involved in,” paliwanag pa ng dating Miss Universe.
Natutunan naman ni Catriona sa buong “red-tagging” issue na nabiktima lamang siya sa panahong ito ng misinformation, kaya naman, “[people should] be careful on what information to take as truth and also to fact-check and research before making public statements.”
Ibinahagi rin ni Cat na nagpadala na sa kanya ng personal letter of apology si Parlade.
“I appreciate that he really reached out because it gave me clarification on my end also from the surprise that I felt,” aniya.
Gayunman, aniya, dapat sana’y sa ibang paraan naglabas si Parlade ng warning nito, sa paraan na hindi magdudulot ng pangamba.
“I think it’s always good to listen to advice, however, I felt that there’s a proper way to give guidance, to give warnings, to give advice,” aniya.
“I hope going forward if there were any warnings to give or advice to give, it would be done in the proper means which I feel is contact directly to the group or individual to let your concerns be known,” dagdag pa ni Cat.
Pinayuhan din ni Catriona ang mga tao na iwasan ang red-tagging nang walang ipinepresentang malinaw na ebidensiya o basehan.
“With red-tagging, it’s very difficult because you can construe someone in a certain light and I feel that there should be evidence given or basis given for that tag, for that accusation,” paalala ng beauty queen.
“As with me, there was no actual connection for me and that with the Gabriela organization. So that one is an example of what could happen if proper evidence is not given or proper basis is not presented,” dagdag pa niya.