Agot Isidro Admits Seeking Psychiatric Help

Agot Isidro Admits Seeking Psychiatric Help


The controversial post of actress Agot Isidro against President Rody Duterte went viral to social media. It drew different reactions from people all over the world.




Isidro claimed that it is completely normal for people to seek psychiatric help and there should be no shame in it.

"It's just like seeing your ENT doctor or cardiologist," she said.

“I’ve been very vocal about [psychotherapy]. One shouldn’t be ashamed to admit that one needs help,” Isidro said.


Isidro gave these statements in 2013 as she played a mentally ill character in Alvin Yapan'sdrama film "Anino ng Kahapon".

Isidro was one of the showbiz personalities appeared in a public service announcement (PSA) to call for support for the passage of a mental health law.

The actress on Friday criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's statements about the United States government and the European Union, calling him a "psychopath" and urging him to seek a psychiatrist.

Duterte dared US and EU to widthraw their aid to the country, saying the Philippines can survive without them.

DLSU professor slams Agot Isidro: You should be ashamed of yourself



Antonio Contreras, a political science professor of De La Salle University Manila took toFacebook his two cents against Isidro's tirade to the president.

Read full post below:

Agot Isidro should be ashamed of herself. What she said is precisely what happens when you become mendicant. You think heavens will fall and we will all get hungry just because the US and the EU are pissed off.

Let me educate you Ms. Isidro. International relations is not as simple as you think it is. Countries do not behave like the soap opera characters you play where a bitchiness of one leads to a catfight, or a 
fistfight.


It is not what leaders say that matters. It is what is in their country's best interests.

You say we are not a superpower? My dear, we may not be but we are strategically located that countries like China and the US wouldl like to have a piece of us. Yes, Ms. Isidro. We have what many want except that we have been so effing loyal to the US even if it treats us badly in many agreements. Its about time we have to tell the US to treat us right since there are others ready and willing to take its place.


So before you even try ranting, read first. Okay.


By the way, I am a political scientist. You may want to have a one-on-one with me on political literacy. You badly need it. You seem to be ignorant of the nuances of politics and IR. Don't worry, I will not charge you for consultation. I will do it pro bono for the love of country.


Source/s: Inquirer, Rappler, Antonio Contreras