MANILA – Ahron Villena shared a lengthy post on social media to explain his recent outburst in reaction to Cacai Bautista’s statement saying she "accepts" him for who he is.
On Facebook, Villena acknowledged that the words he used “in an earlier post related to this matter are quite strong” but he insisted that none of those were intentional.
“I am angry, and the words that came out are those of an angry person. I apologize if I became offensive but everything I said are true.
“I personally believe that I did the right thing in having my 'voice heard' because I refuse to let my reputation be abused by a person who finds it convenient to use me for the promotion of her upcoming show. Those where honest words of an angry guy meant to express one's feeling but not to shame anybody,” he added.
Saying that he is no longer angry, Villena added: “If you expect me to say something bad just because she has attacked my reputation, I won't, in fact, I simply would like to say that I'm sorry dahil hanggang ngayon pala may sama pa rin yata siya ng loob sa akin. Sama ng loob na akala ko wala na dahil yun huli namin pagkikita ay nagbiruan pa kami at nagpahatid pa nga siya sa akin.”
Villena believes the “malicious words” Bautista has stated “simply stems out of sadness or bitterness of the fact that there was never an us.”
“Sinasabi ko ito nang walang malisya o halong pangiinsulto. I'm simply stating a fact na alam kong malinaw sa akin, sa mga taong nakapaligid sa amin, at akala ko sa kanya rin. If i was not clear enough then I'm sorry,” he said.
Despite what happened, Villena said he will still consider Bautista a friend.
“Para sa akin isa siyang kaibigan at mananatili siyang kaibigan especially when the time has come that she is able to let go of her other feelings but focus on the great friendship that we had. For now, I will find it in my heart to forgive her, we all know that those words were only uttered because she continues to be hurt for something that never was and never will be,” he said.
The actor said this will be the last time he will speak about the matter.