Xian Lim apologizes to people of Albay after misunderstanding with governor

Xian Lim: In hot water over a misunderstanding with Albay Governor Joey Salceda (Dante Dennis Diosina Jr./NPPA IMAGES)

Albay governor Joey Salceda has criticized Kapamilya actor Xian Lim for allegedly refusing to promote the province when he attended “Fiesta Tsinoy” on Thursday, February 19.

Salceda’s Facebook post read, "Xian Lim says in my face (Atty Carol) while handing the coffee table book in front of many - "I'm not here to promote albay.”

The government official added that Albay has always supported Xian, who has become a familiar face in the province’s events.

Source of conflict

“If his road manager checks his record, Albay paid for his many guestings since way back 2011 when his talent fee was just P75,000 (Ginoo ni Magayon) and now P350,000 for Fiesta Tsinoy Albay. Its either 1. His parents did not raise him well. 2. He had bad education. 3. He is not managed well. 4. His character is inversely proportional to his looks. 5. He is on something,” Salceda said.

Hours after Salceda’s post, Xian took to Twitter to explain his side.

“I just read an online article about an incident which is deeply upsetting to me because it doesn’t tell the right story. In the article I was quoted as saying “I am not here to promote Albay,” something I never said or would ever say.”

Xian explained that he refused to wear the t-shirt Salceda’s staff  gave him because it might raise issues on his (Xian’s) clothing endorsement.

In fairness to parents

“Earlier, the author of the online article handed me a coffee table book of Albay and a tshirt to wear. My exact words to her were “Sorry po, hindi ko maisuot yung tshirt kasi baka magconflict sa clothing endorsement ko. Pasensya na po.” Later on, someone reported to her saying, “Ayaw daw niya.”
Xian apologized to Salceda and the people of Albay.

“I love Albay and I am always happy to be here with its good people. I deeply apologize to Gov. Salceda and the people of Albay for misunderstanding about my reasons for refusal to wear the t shirt.”

Xian defended his parents and denied that he’s into drugs.

More than happy


“My parents raised me to be respectful and generous to everyone, and my management has always stressed the virtues of decency and humility. I do not do drugs and have worked hard to get to where I am.”

Xian added, “If you send me the t shirt and after I have cleared it with my clothing endorsement, I would be more than happy to wear it online and on air. I am also very willing to promote the book of Albay.”

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