Gov. Salceda to Xian Lim “No forgiveness deserved. He’s Lying.”





“No forgiveness deserved. He insulted Albayanons across generations.” These were the words by Albay Gov. Joey Salceda after actor Xian Lim apologized to him and to the people of Albay through Twitter.

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Xiam-Lim-Persona-Non-Grata-albayXian Lim arrives at the Legazpi airport on Thursday morning wearing a black hoodie and dark shades. (Photo courtesy of Xianshine Lovers Facebook page)

His apologies and explanations were not acceptable to Salceda. According to the governor, the actor was not telling the truth. “All facts are pointing out that he is lying. He was so rude,” he said, adding that the actor rejected the “constant kindness’’ of the Albayanons.

“He refused our hospitality. We are deeply hurt,” he added. In a statement posted on his Facebook account, Salceda said, “LIARS GO SOMEWHERE.”

Lim was in Albay for the Tsinoy Albay festival on Thursday, February 19. He was offered a t-shirt by Governor Salceda’s staff, but declined it, “Huwag po, ayaw ko po.” (No, I don’t want that.)

According to Governor’s chief of staff, lawyer Caroline Cruz, after Lim declined the shirt, he was offered a coffee table book – and this was when Xian allegedly said, “I did not come here to promote Albay.”

After the incident, Salceda posted his rant on Facebook and Xian apologized to him in a statement he released on his Twitter account on February 20, 2015.

“Xian Lim says to my face while handing the cofeetable book, ‘I’m not here to promote Albay.’ Bastos siya,” Atty. Cruz also posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon.

Lim took to Twitter shortly after to dispute Cruz’s statement. He denied saying “I’m not here to promote Albay”.

“My exact words to her were, ‘Sorry po hindi ko maisuot yung T-shirt kasi po baka magka conflict sa clothing endorsement ko. Pasensya na po.’… 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 the misunderstanding about my reasons for refusal to wear the T-shirt,” he tweeted.