Singer Angelina Cruz could not help but react after several Facebook users tagged her on a circulating post about an "influencer" being an "irresponsible groupmate" which seemed to be aimed at her.
The post was published on the DLSU Freedom Wall Facebook page on Friday, March 12, and was supposedly submitted by a student who identified themselves as "120 na zombie na promise."
It read: "Ang perfect ng soap commercial niya. Sana sa group works din.
"Grabe kami talaga nagbuhat sa 'yo. Uso mag-leave of absence (LOA) if deins kaya mag-commit. Influencer please be an influencer talaga ah."
In an Instagram Story she uploaded shortly after, Angelina shared her reaction.
"I saw this circulating around with comments hinting at me. I might as well address it because it's so frustrating to see these false accusations continue," she wrote.
"I KNOW I do my parts, and groupmates of mine, past or present can vouch for me," continued. "I really don't see the point of targeting me just because you're hidden behind anonymity."
"Next time, you're free to just message me if you think my work was lacking," she added.
Meanwhile, Angelina's mother, Sunshine Cruz, was quick to defend her daughter. In her latest post where she addressed the viral post, the actress said: "If this is indeed true, reveal yourself. I know how hardworking my daughter is when it comes to school. She won't be a dean's lister for nothing. Be proud of other people's achievements and stop bringing them down.
"May nag-comment nito sa thread ng DLSU FREEDOM WALL sa Facebook and gagamitin ko ngayon... 'Kapag inggit, pikit!'" she added.
Angelina, 19, is currently taking a bachelor's degree in Marketing Management at the De La Salle University in Manila.
The singer is one of Sunshine's three daughters with her former husband, Cesar Montano. The others are Samantha, 16, and Chesca, 15.