The President advised that the actress shouldn’t rush in falling in love.
Ysabel Ortega just celebrated her 18th birthday last Friday and President Rodrigo Duterte, who is friends with her family, attended her party yesterday February 8. Ysabel is the daughter of former Senator Lito Lapid and singer-actress Michelle Ortega.
The president gave a meaningful message to her and advised the young actress to focus on her studies and not just rely on her showbiz career. He also said that she shouldn’t fall in love yet.
"Alam mo, you are young, you are beautiful, and a simple woman. Do not hurry," he said.
He continued, “There's always time in this world. Time to be happy. Time to be sad. Time for victory. Time for defeat. Sa buhay mo, take it from me, do not be in a hurry to get emotionally involved. Hayaan mo muna silang to adore you --a lot of guys will. But do not fall into the trap.”
“Nakakasira talaga [ng buhay] iyan pa-in love, in love na iyan. ...Make yourself an exception."
"Always, destiny would find somebody for you. Just remain beautiful. Enjoy your beauty as it's a God-given gift and grow up to be a young beautiful woman and a good mother someday,” he added.
"Good luck. Happy birthday and may your beauty last for a thousand years,” he concluded.
Ysabel’s celebrity friends Michelle Vito, Jairus Aquino, Anjo Damiles, Kyline Alcantara, Ylona Garcia, Grae Fernandez, twins Joj and Jai Agpangan, Igiboy Flores, and Jimboy Martin attended her debut.