MANILA – A couple of days after a clip of Alex Gonzaga smearing cake icing on a waiter went viral, the vlogger and host has personally apologized to the server.
In a short statement released to ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, the server ,Allan Crisostomo, revealed that Gonzaga went to his work on Tuesday to say sorry for what she had done to him.
“Last January 17, 2023 around 6:30 PM nasa work po ako. Pumunta po si Ma’am Alex kung saan po ako nagwowork,” Crisostomo narrated.
“Then nag apologize and nagsorry siya saken tapos konting kwentuhan at sinabi ko po sa kanya na ok na po yung nangyari. Ok na po kami.”
On her social media, Gonzaga also issued a statement expressing apologies to Crisostomo, as well as to her family.
"On my birthday, God taught me a hard and important lesson. Humility, kindness and better judgment," she said.
"I am truly sorry, Kuya Allan."
"To my family, I am sorry for causing you pain and embarrassment. I will rise from this a wiser and better person," she added.
Earlier, Gonzaga’s camp released their side of the incident through her family’s publicist Peter Ledesma.
According to Ledesma's statement furnished to TV5’s MJ Marfori, the waiter in the video is one of the servers of a catering service which the Gonzaga family regularly taps every time there are occasions or family events.
As such, the family, especially Gonzaga’s mom Pinty, has supposedly grown close to the waiter. Ledesma stated Gonzaga would never do what she did to someone she does not know.
On Tuesday night, Gonzaga’s name, her husband’s and the word “bastos” were among the trending topics on Twitter Philippines.
This as she drew flak over the clip during her birthday celebration which was originally posted on Dani Barretto’s Instagram Story.
Several netizens were able to capture and repost it even after the video expired. It irked many social media users, many of them calling Gonzaga ill-mannered.