Julio Villafuerte’s tweets about Sec.Jesse Robredo
Julio Villafuerte, son of Camarines Sur Governor LRay Villafuerte and grandson of Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte, Sr., used social networking site Twitter to question the long national mourning for Robredo.
“Been reading Jess Robredo tweets for weeks now. Someone please inform me of any major accomplishments Jess has done, coz I don’t know any,” the young Villafuerte said.
“Neil Armstrong’s name was all over twitter for 2 days when he died. Jess Robredo’s name has been on for weeks when he died. #whatsupwiththat,” he said in another tweet.
He later deleted the tweets but Netizens saved screencaps of Villafuerte’s posts.
On Tuesday night, the young Villafuerte apologized for his tweets on Robredo.
“I apologize if I had offended anyone in my precious tweets. I did not mean to disrespect Sec. Jess. I was merely inquiring about his life,” he said.
“I was away from home & was out of the loop. I understand It’s not a justification for my actions. It was my responsibility & am truly sorry,” he added.
“I hope the best for him and his family. I once again regret If my inquiries seemed like I was questioning his integrity. It was my mistake,” he said.
“I did not mean any malice or misfortune to his reputation. I sincerely hope all of you will understand. It was my mistake, my responsibility,” he said.
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