I was really tempted to blog about Christopher Lao and his flood incident (and of course his sensational answer to the news crew that made it to the Top Trends of Twitter). But I want to focus on the positive side of things so I am posting Christopher Lao‘s official statement that I found in the net.
Official Statement from Christopher Lao
4 August 2011
The past few days have been very disheartening for me and my family. As you know I have been a subject of a viral video that showed my helplessness during a trying moment. As it stands right now, I have several hate pages in Facebook and Twitter with hurtful and derogatory messages attacking my person. The reputation that I built the past years has been besmirched. A bad day has now turned into wounded feelings and sleepless nights for me and my family.
I have been silent the past few days as I want this to go away soon but not before saying sorry and thank you to people who matter.
I would like to apologize for my behavior that was seen on nationwide television and now on the internet. It was unfortunate that I was caught on camera immediately after an overwhelmingly stressful mishap.
I would like to again sincerely thank those who braved the flood to help a distraught stranger like me. Their selfless act reminded me of how dependable Filipinos are in times of crisis.
Lastly, I would like to thank my family, friends and all of those who showed empathy, consideration and support throughout these trying times. You have given me strength and courage to rise above and be a better person.
Official Statement released via Marlon Cornelio.
Official Statement full text courtesy of TechPinas.
I understand that bad things can happen to anyone, and I myself don’t know how I will react in times like that. A lot of bad things have been said about this guy and I will not add to the pile (its enough that he already has his H8 page in FB).
It’s good that he acknowledges his faults, and I hope he learned a lot from this ordeal.
Now let’s all move forward, shall we?