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Lorenzana: Pink ribbon harassment ‘uncalled for’

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 05:44 AM February 19, 2022

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has criticized the apparent harassment experienced by a supporter of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo inside the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

In a now viral Facebook post, a digital marketing executive said he was about to play golf at Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course around 10 a.m. on Friday, when a military man at the entrance gate of the camp “arrogantly” told him, “Walang ribbon dito! (Ribbons are not allowed here!)”

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The military officer then asked him to cut the pink ribbon tied to his car’s side mirror.

Sought for comment, Lorenzana said the soldier’s action was “uncalled for.”

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“We have no business whatsoever what people put in their cars or what to wear for as long as they do not violate regulations,” he said in a message.

“I have already directed the commanders of all camps on this matter,” Lorenzana added.

The executive said he did not know of any rule prohibiting ribbons, even when tied in a private car, inside the camp’s premises to play golf.

“Is this right? Are you OK? Or are you just scared? Too bad for them, I am wearing pink all the way. Pink shirt, pink Leni-Kiko ribbon and pink heart,” he said in his post which garnered almost 6,000 reactions, mostly heart.

On social media, supporters of Robredo and her running-mate Sen. Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan praised and thanked the businessman for standing up to his belief. INQ

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