MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actress Nora Aunor said she has yet to talk to former President Joseph Estrada years after she accused him of beating her.
|Veteran actress Nora Aunor
In a taped interview with Boy Abunda that aired on “The Buzz” on Sunday, Aunor said she is hoping she and Estrada could just let the bygones be bygones.
“Kung ano man ang nangyari noong nakaraan, sana magkapatawaran na. Sa akin kasi, kung nagkamali ako, alam mo naman Kuya Boy kapag nagkamali ako, humihingi ako ng tawad,” she said.
Asked what she wants to tell Estrada if they’ll be given the chance to talk, Aunor said: “Patawarin mo ako, iyon lang. Kung ano ang pagkakamali ko, sana mawala na sa isip at mapatawad [mo ako].”
Aunor said she believes that no one should be ashamed to apologize if he or she knows that he or she has done wrong.
“Wala namang masama kung aaminin mong nagkamali ka. Kung hindi ka mapatawad, hindi mo na kasalanan iyon. At least pinakita mong taus sa puso mong humihingi ka ng tawad,” she said.
Aunor originally campaigned for Estrada, but in 2001, amid protests that eventually led to his ouster, Aunor turned her back on the former president and even accused him of beating her.
In an earlier interview, Estrada said he has already forgiven Aunor.
"Wala na iyon nangyari. Sabi nga kung sino ang naargabyado siya ang dapat magpasensya at magpatawad...favorite ko 'yung sinabi ni Mahatma Gandhi you are weak if you can't forgive, forgiveness is an attribute of the strong...'" he said.
Estrada also said he was glad that Aunor returned to the Philippines last year.
"Mabuti naman at makakabalik na sa bayan ang dating superstar para magbigay ng aliw sa ating mga kababayan dahil maganda ang kanyang boses at isa siyang magaling na artista," Estrada said.