Monday, April 27, 2020

Repost: Imelda Papin Defends Singing in 'Iisang Dagat'

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Imelda Papin defended herself following the backlash she received for taking part in a music video released by the Chinese Embassy in Manila, which many Filipinos online viewed as an insult. 

Titled "Iisang Dagat," the music video was billed as a call for unity between China and the Philippines amidst the coronavirus pandemic, featuring lines such as, "Ikaw at ako'y nasa iisang dagat." But many took it as an insult instead, noting China’s aggressive sovereignty claim over the West Philippine Sea. 

In a message sent to ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual, the singer maintained that the song is about "unity," that she had taken no talent fee for the project, and that she had hoped it would inspire Filipinos during these anxious times. 

"Dapat huwag bigyan ng kulay," she said. "Kasi mababa ang morale ng tao ngayon . . . Ngayon ang panahon na dapat magkaisa at wala na munang away."

Her statement came after she became one of the most talked about people on Twitter locally this Saturday, and Papin took offense with the posts lambasting her decision to lend her voice to the song. 

"Bakit i-criticize ang participation ko?" she asked, before lashing out: "Bakit hindi sila kumibo sa mga tulong na binibigay ng China --doctors, protective equipment, etc."

"Bakit ako? I pray for everyone and as Filipinos let us all pray together and healed as one! Hindi ako sumingil kahit isang centavo. For love and unity," she said. 

Her full statement can be read below: 

"Hayaan natin sila ipagdasal ko na lang. Kasi hindi naman ako nag presenta. Ako mismo ang kinuha . . . bilang chosen artist ni Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian — the composer of the song — at ang message ng song — it's all about unity — awitin ng 
pagkakaisa, pagtutulungan at pag asa."

"Dapat huwag bigyan ng kulay. Kasi mababa ang moral ng tao ngayon. Dapat sa pamamagitan ng boses ko ay tumaas mang moral ng ibang tao at makapagbigay-inspirasyon na ngayon ang panahon na dapat mag kaisa wala na munang away" 

"Ang title 'Iisang Dagat' para ding isang mundo yan. Bakit i-criticize ang participation ko. 

"Bakit hindi sila kumibo sa mga tulong na binibigay ng China —doctors, protective equipment etc. Bakit ako? 

"I pray for everyone and as Filipinos let us all pray together and healed as one! Hindi ako sumingil kahit isang centavo. 

"For love and unity." 

44 comments:

  1. in pinas, everything is for sale :)

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  2. Uto uto lang ang hindi magbibigay ng kulay sa ginagawa ng China sa West Philippine Sea. Or hindi nag babasa ng news si Ms Papin. Buti n lng hindi ka nanalo na Senador noon. La kaming paki kung libre ang pag kanta mo, ikaw pa kawawa ngayon eh pinag mukha ninyong tanga ang Pilipinas.

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  3. ang mga pinoy talaga… hindi yan si Imelda Papin. si Mader Sitang yan.

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  4. May kulay eh, kulay pula.

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  5. imelda papin, propaganda artist ka na. congrats. /s

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  6. Bakit kasi Iisang Dagat ang ginawang title. Sana Iisang Virus or Iisang Inidoro Iisang Lata ng Sardinas Iisang Face Mask. Sa tutuo lang ang dami pwedeng gawing title.

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    1. Don't you see? It's a propaganda by China to stake their claim on the China Sea/West Philippine Sea?

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    2. meshedeng serious si 7:10. obvious naman na nagpapatawa si 2:07. kaloka ka.

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  7. TRASH AS ALWAYS!!!

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  8. Pagkakaisa ba yung papasakop ka? Germany nga tinanggihan donations ng China dahil alam nila fake friendship propaganda yun

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    1. Truth, 2:47. Im also not sure kung pinagpatuloy nila ang pagfile ng compensation from China since tinago ng China ang information about virus on its early stage

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    2. Para naman hindi mo pa alam ang "puppet"?

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    3. africa din tinanggihan yung pautang ng china, They know na Debt trap yun. Sri Lanka na Debt trap ng china for 99yrs

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  9. habang nag dodonate yang china na yan
    nakapag patayo na sila ng mental health facility sa WPS!
    may kapalit ang tulong na yan!

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  10. hawig nya dito yung impersonator ni iya hehe

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  11. Ang basa ko sa mga ginagawang tulong (kuno) ng china sa pilipinas ay LAGING may KAPALIT. Kailan natin maiintindihan na yong mga kunwaring tulong, infrastructure, pautang ng china sa pilipinas ay ang bansa na mismo natin ang magsisilbing pambayad. Lord help us 🙏

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    1. Correct! It's a debt trap!

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    2. @4:50am, prior to extending help sa Pilipinas eh ginawa rin nila yan sa Sri Lanka, few countries in Africa and Malaysia. But Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir declined China's offer of lending money for building infrastructures. China will lend the money to Malaysia, but from Engineering, workers and material will be from China. PM Mahatir said, "I have the people and building material, why do I need to take from your side"? Sri Lanka, after they were not able to pay the money loaned to them by China, the largest port of Sri Lanka was leased to China for 99 years. China is always untruthful, like this Covid19.

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    3. Yung mga contract nila state na if the countries can't pay up, China can seize government assets.

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  12. Karamihan s mga pinoy ay may galit s ating govt for letting Chinese to enter our country nung kasagsagan ng virus. Tpos, gagawa p nang ganito!!!. Sobrang laki n ng insulto 'to s atin.

    China also already invade our territory in spratly which tayo lng ang hndi lumaban against them. Ultimo ang vietnam, lumalaban din s china for their teritory.

    Tuta n tuta n tayo ng china, its very frustrating.

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  13. Naku hindi ako naniniwala na walang talent fee sya. Grabe! Sinasakop ka na ng China , kakampihan mo pa??

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  14. Nagpagamit si lola sa kanila. Kinuha na nga nila ang para sa atin pero nagpauto pa rin si lola. Kaloka.

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  15. I can’t imagine betraying the country so blatantly like that. That’s just being selfish and shameless.

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  16. Ayaw ng Pilipinas sa proteksiyon ng US kasi gusto magpasakop sa China.

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    1. Neither of the 2 are good. But, if you are to look between the lesser of 2 evils... Mas ok pa ang China kasi masyadong tuso ang USA. Akala mo kakampi mo pero sila mismo siaira sa iyo.

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    2. 3.26 are you sure about that? Sino ang kumakamkam ng buong south china sea?

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    3. 3:26 Mas gusto ko na ang US noh. Wala tayong magagawa kung wise sila kasi ganun naman talaga. Dapat maging wiser lang ang pinas. Ang China, harap harapan ang bastusan. Tuso na nga, harap harapan pa. Yung build build build na utang natin sa kanila, galing sa kanila ang contractor tapos chinese pa ang i-h-hire. Dyusko. Anong benefit makukuha doon??

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    4. State an example when the US back-stabbed Philippines, 3:36pm. It's easy to say things without proof, you know. So here are my anecdotal facts and proofs: I never heard of any Filipino saying that they want to go and live in China to get rich. But any Filipino in the US gets to work and earn decent wages, have the opportunities to have better lives, have the option to sponsor their families to migrate (this is in their government website*), climb the corporate ladder, be entrepreneurs etc (Many Filipino businesses, import&export or trade, population growth, children going to colleges there, are in their annual minority demographic statistics which means to show you the progress Filipino-Americans living there). In China, you go there as DH, you come back as DH. And if you're good with money, you may be lucky enough to build yourself a house in the province. They don't give you that much opportunities to live and truly prosper. They're a communist country (fact*), you cannot be free there, they monitor your every move and every word you utter against their government (fact*). Even their own citizens escape communist China and live in capitally inclined countries such as... you guessed it, US of A (fact* Chinese-Americans are the highest minority population next is Indian, then Vietnamese). Lesser of two evils? Definitely, definitely not China.

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  17. the best and the brighest leaders in the solar system!

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  18. I hope we learn something from the Wuhan Virus. We should stop buying everything made in china and start producing our own, or we can also buy made from other countries because they have much better qualities. China should be held accountable by what they brought to the rest of the world.

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    1. Sa totoo lang hindi mura ang mga galing China. Kasi sandali mo lang mapapakinabangan, sira agad. Waste of money lang ang products from China.

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  19. Palusot galore. Your presence in that video just shows gaano ka katraydor. So ano yan, nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko ang china? Gawa ng video para sabihing we appreciate them? No! They are using it thinking they can fool us in agreeing with their plans for a one china-led continent (kung hindi man buong mundo).

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  20. Sabi nga nabasa ko sa twitter: Parang pinasok yung bahay mo ng magnanakaw tapos kinantahan ka ng "Iisang Bahay."

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  21. Alam naman niya theres a current issue in West Philippines sea, konting sensitivity naman!!

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  22. Iisang dapat ang title, ibig sabihin hati sa china at Pilipinas. Isang kibot na lang under nila ang Pilipinas. Kaya tumutulong para sakupin. Gising mga pinoys!! Hello

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  23. Ang baduy ng kanta mong Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig! Mas pinapakita mo lang sa partisipasyon mo sa Iisang Dagat na bakya kang singer! Yuck!

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  24. May naniniwala pa ba sa China?

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  25. Kahit nag thank you pa ang gobyerno sa Tsina, galing lang ito sa kanilang mga opisyales. Hindi ito galing sa mga ordinaryong Pilipino.

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  26. Palusot.com si Imelda. As if nakakataas ng morale ang kantang yan knowing n this came from China which the virus came from and they invading our teritory in west philippine sea. You (imelda) just making the situation worse.

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  27. Imelda, don't you say for the Filipinos to appreciate the help China is giving us like sending us the doctors and PPE for health workers,afterall this covid 19 was created in Wuhan Institute of Virology by the Virologist Shi Zengli. It's so funny, they created this virus that resulted to Pandemic where all the countries are suffering now. Dahil kung naging truthful lang ang CCP about this virus eh naagapan na at hindi na lumabas ng China. CCP knew this deadly visur, instead of locking down eh hinayaan pa nilang lumabas ang libo libong Chinese to celebrate their lunar year sa labas ng China. In their mind while only China will have this virus.

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  28. United ang mga dds at dilawan against china. Hopefully manalo next president e iuundo lahat ng relationship with china. Ayoko maging communist country tayo natatakot ako

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