What Xian Lim has to do as 'penance' for Albay


Posted at Feb 22 2015 11:19 PM | Updated as of Feb 24 2015 12:21 AM

MANILA -- Now that Joey Salceda has accepted the apology of Xian Lim, the governor enumerated some things the actor has to do to regain the trust of the people of Albay.

In a phone interview on DZMM on Sunday, Salceda enumerated the things Lim has to do for "penance."

"Mababait kasi ang Albayanon... naniniwala kami sa constant kindness... Doesn't mean to say na bumabalik kami sa dati, na humahanga kami sa kanya bilang idol ng kabataan," Salcedo clarified.

In order to regain the trust of his constituents, Lim has to visit all the tourist spots in the province, including Lake Danao, Cagsawa Ruins, Ligñon Hills and Vera Falls, among others.

The actor also has to take pictures in these tourist spots, as well as to eat popular Albay delicacies like sili ice cream and tabios.

"Labindalawa lang 'yan, mawawala na ang lahat ng tampo namin kasi ang sinira lang niya, tourism," Salcedo explained.

Salceda said they have moved on from the incident, and hopes other celebrities learn from the experience.

"Sana naman may matutunan tayong lahat dito... Kailangan may repentance, therefore may penance. Aanhin mo ang repentance kung walang penance," he added.

In a separate interview with "The Buzz" which was aired on Sunday, Salceda said he is accepting Lim’s apology “in the spirit of Lent” and because “it is the season of Christ.”

"Ang mga Bicolano, ang bait-bait niyan. Talagang gagawin namin ang lahat para maging komportable ka at para ma-feel mo na welcome na welcome ka sa amin. Nung hinawi niya, talagang sabi ko, ‘Hindi naman yata tama 'yun.’ But in the spirit of Lent, and it is the season of Christ, and on behalf of the people of Albay, I will accept his proffered apology," he said.

Salceda, however, gave a condition to the actor for accepting his apology.

“After repentance is penance. Bilang penance niya po, talagang ang nasaktan dito ay Albay tourism. Albay tourism din ang kailangang tulungan niya,” he said.