Lotlot de Leon remarked that she is proud of her daughter Janine Gutierrez for taking a stand and for being vocal about the issues that are hounding the country.
The actress highlighted that Janine is outspoken because she is a principled woman.
"It's very important that before you comment about anything, pag-aralan mo muna 'yun. I trust my daughter. She speaks because she knows what she's talking about, because she believes in something. Kasi may prinsipyo siya bilang Pilipino," she said in the media conference of the iWant series Beauty Queens as reported by ABS-CBN News.
Lotlot said that others might not agree with what Janine says, but it's important that her daughter exercises her right to speech especially when it comes to matters affecting the country.
"Not everyone will agree with what we all have to say. Merong mga iba na hindi aayon sa mga opinyon natin, meron namang iba na umaayon," Lotlot said.
She continued,, "Pero ang importante kasi, bilang Pilipino, 'yung karapatan na mag-obserba sa kung ano sa palagay mo ang tama o mali na nangyayari sa bansa natin. Puwede ka naman maghayag ng opinyon mo nang hindi bastos."
Lotlot encouraged Janine to continue taking a stand.
"I think she should just continue what she's doing, and be the principled woman that she is. I'm very proud of her for doing that," she remarked.
Janine has been very vocal on social media about her stand on the policies and actions of the Duterte administration.
The actress has recently criticized the passage of the Anti-terror bill.
She has also expressed support recently for the embattled ABS-CBN, which the House committee shut down by voting 70 to 11 on July 10.
For Janine, staying informed and speaking out on matters affecting the Filipinos is essential.
Kahit ano pa ang trabaho mo o kahit naiiba ang paniniwala mo sa nakararami, una sa lahat, Pilipino ka. May karapatan ka at may responsibilidad ka. Stay informed. Speak.— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) June 15, 2020
to those people who say those comments & promote this culture of silence - you're killing our democracy.
"Kahit ano pa ang trabaho mo o kahit naiiba ang paniniwala mo sa nakararami, una sa lahat, Pilipino ka. May karapatan ka at may responsibilidad ka. Stay informed. Speak," she said in one of her tweets last June.
"It's your right as a Filipino to speak up, question and be involved. I will keep repeating THAT YOUR VOICE MATTERS,” she remarked.