Fans have resurfaced an old tweet that “Maria Clara at Ibarra” actor David Licauco had posted back when he was a student wherein he complained about studying the life and works of Jose Rizal.
In the resurfaced tweets, David was seen ranting about his studies, claiming that he had nothing to learn from it apart from the hero’s “girls and vices.”
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“Studying Jose Rizal’s life for tom’s finals. Ano makukuha ko dito,” he wrote in one tweet.
“Hassle [Jose Rizal]… what do we care about Jose Rizal’s girls and vices!!!” he added.
Many fans poked fun at David and compared him to his character’s love interest Klay portrayed by Barbie Forteza, who in the series is a Gen-Z nursing student who gets transported into the setting of Rizal’s books “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” to learn more about Philippine history. They joked that he was trapped inside the book too and eventually became his character Fidel.
“Mga ebidensya sa tunay na katauhan ni Fidel de Los Reyes. Noong 2013 ay pinasok di umano ni Mr. Torres ang kanyang estudyante na si David Licauco sa loob ng nobela ngunit siya’y na-trap at naging si Fidel,” said one fan.
Mga ebidensya sa tunay na katauhan ni Fidel de Los Reyes
— Bb. Clai ?| kwartel era ? (@BbClai2) February 15, 2023
Even Suzette Doctolero couldn’t help but tease David in her own post. “Lols ayan napasok ka tuloy sa nobela gaya ni Bb Klay. Nahalungkat nila. [laughing emojis]”
David merely replied with: “Omg hahahahaha!”
When asked about it in a press conference for an endorsement, he expressed shocked that his old tweets went viral but shared that it was normal to share one’s thoughts in an online space as a student.
“Well, nagulat ako,” he said. “Nag-worry ako na baka mayroon akong mga nasabi na mahalungkat din. Kasi, kumbaga, dati naman na akong artista at pilyo rin naman akong bata. So, baka lang mayroon akong nasulat doon na ikagulat ng mga tao.”
“Madaming- madami kasi alam n’yo naman ang Twitter before, lahat ng rants mo sinasabi mo doon. Ganun yung Twitter before. Wala lang, baka mayroon pang iba,” he added. “Crazy lang talaga kung paano umiikot yung mundo, di ba? Noong umpisa kinabahan ako kasi baka isipin nila wala akong kwentang tao. Pero siyempre, dati I was 17 years old or 16… luckily, hindi naman sila nag-react ng masama.”
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