What does Tadhana director Antoinette Jadaone think of the Sagada issue?

The cast also gives their two cents.

 

(SPOT.ph) If there's one thing we learned about Sagada from the past few days, it's that it's not a mystical land with an unlimited amount of space that can accomodate everyone's broken heart. As much as you'd like to channel Angelica Panganiban and yell out your angst from the top of Kiltepan View Point, it's just not a good idea.

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Just ask these conservationists who have already asked people to let out their hugot another day, or Facebook user Dayanne Crisologo who provided photographic evidence (above). A blogger who goes by the name of "Kat" has also written an open letter to Tadhana director Antoinette Jadaone, calling out "the devastation that was caused by your film's hype."

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So what do the folks involved in the movie have to say about all this?

 

In an interview with PEP.ph, Jadaone said she respects the blogger's opinion and added, "Siguro parang nagulat lang ako na gano’n ang reaction, na parang gano'ng kalaki 'yong galit niya sa Tadhana na hindi naman niya napanood, actually. Sinabi niya do'n sa blog post na hindi niya napanood yung Tadhana. So I think...kung hindi niya napanood, hindi niya makikita kung gaano ka-positive 'yong pag-portray noong Sagada."

 

She pointed out that it was Holy Week and not her movie that was to blame for the sudden influx of tourists. "Hindi kami ganoon ka-conceited o kayabang na filmmaker para sabihin na dahil sa Tadhana 'yong pagdagsa ng tourists," she said.

 

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Meanwhile, JM de Guzman also gave his two cents, saying, "Nirerespeto ko na lang po kung sinuman 'yong nagagalit. Pero sa tingin ko po, hindi naman magiging gano'ng kasama kung maraming turista ang pumunta doon."

 

Panganiban, on the other hand, called for responsibility and summed up her feelings in an Instagram post:

 

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Also read: Sagada's Sagad Na—Stay in Manila!

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