Photos of Sunshine Cruz and her daughters have been making the rounds on the Internet recently, with some netizens and groups reposting the photos with lewd comments about them.
By Monday, July 13, the Love Thy Woman actress took to Twitter to expose the groups and people behind the comments.
"If this is right, I don’t know what’s wrong anymore," she said.
In another tweet, Sunshine put three boys—who were apparently schoolmates with her daughters in De La Salle Santiago Zobel School— in hot water by posting screenshots of their vulgar comments online.
"Schoolmates ng mga anak ko pa pala itong tatlo. I hope you’ll have the courage to face us and say these things straight to our faces," she said, before naming the boys as Keno Damilles, Thirdy Fajardo, and Joshua De Jesus.
In another tweet, which came with another photo of her and her daughters, she again fiercely slammed all the people who made sexual comments about her and her daughters.
"Wala kaming sinasaktan at inaapakang tao. Hindi pagkain o bagay ang mga babae. Anong satisfaction ang nakukuha nyo sa pambabastos nyo sa amin?" she exclaimed. "I may have done sexy movies in the past but it is never a valid reason to treat us this way."
Wala kaming sinasaktan at inaapakang tao. Hindi pagkain o bagay ang mga babae. Anong satisfaction ang nakukuha nyo sa pambabastos nyo sa amin? I may have done sexy movies in the past but it is never a valid reason to treat us this way. pic.twitter.com/qA3BZZKE1i— Sunshine Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) July 13, 2020
By Tuesday, July 14, Sunshine posted apologies made by some boys on her official Facebook account, including her daughters' schoolmates. The apologies, she said, were sent through her lawyer Bonifacio Alentajan. Accompanying the posts were the hashtag #RespectWomen.
In Sunshine’s first post, a certain John Kenneth Damaso Cruz made a video apology, regretting what he did and asking for forgiveness, saying he has gained anxiety and stress with what happened.
One Niño Rey also posted an apology in his Facebook account, admitting how rape culture is a problematic issue in the country and objectifying women is completely uncalled for.
Her daughters' schoolmates, Fajardo and De Jesus, also sent Sunshine their statements, with the former saying he is not asking for forgiveness because he believes he does not deserve it.
De Jesus, on the other hand, said he had looked back and was utterly disgusted with his actions, accepting everyone's disappointment with him.
In addition, a student government body of De La Salle University (DLSU) has released a statement regarding one of their officers, whom they did not name, who had also made uncalled for comments about Sunshine's daughters two years ago, but the comments managed to resurface online.
The DLSU Business College Government (BCG) have released an apology statement and have made him accountable for his actions. They added that his actions will not undermine the "reforms for a better culture" and "anti-sexual and discrimination harassment guidelines" and also for safe spaces.
Sunshine has also reposted the DLSU-BCG's statement on her Facebook.
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