Singer Yeng Constantino sorry for criticizing Siargao doctor

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Singer Yeng Constantino admits mistake for calling out a doctor on social media.

Singer Yeng Constantino has expressed her apology to a doctor she mentioned on her YouTube video blog (vlog) regarding her and her husband Yan Asuncion’s traumatic experience during their vacation in Siargao.

“I would like to apologize to Dr. Esterlina Tan and the other medical staff for the hurt that my post and vlog has caused them,” Constatino said in a Facebook Monday night.

She made it clear that her posts spawned because of her “high emotions” as her husband’s life was at risk due to an accident.

Regarding the Siargao incident, yung mga recent posts ko was brought about by my high emotions dahil sa nangyari sa…

Posted by Yeng Constantino on Monday, July 22, 2019

“Regarding the Siargao incident, yung mga recent posts ko was brought about by my high emotions dahil sa nangyari sa aking asawa whose life at that time I thought was in grave danger. Pagkatapos kong kausapin ang mga taong malapit sa akin I realized I should have been more responsible in my posts,” she said.

Yeng Constantino takes down posts and vlog

In addition, Constantino admitted it was unfair to call the doctor out, so she removed her posts and the vlog about the incident. 

She said, “Whatever concerns I had should have been coursed through the proper forum. It was unfair to call her out on social media and I’m taking down the posts and the vlog immediately.”

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Yeng Constantino accompanies her husband Yan Asuncion on the way to a hospital in Siargao. (Image source: Yeng Constatino’s Facebook Page)

The singer added, “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt I caused her at sa lahat ng mga medical professionals who were affected by my posts. There is no excuse. I will do my best to be more responsible next time.”

As a result, Constantino has drawn flak for “doctor-shaming” after she named the doctor who attended to their case and called her out for seeming to lack concern with them. 

However, several netizens became considerate with Constantino. They pointed out that she might have mistaken the doctor’s calmness as lack of urgency and that having limited equipment and staff may be the real problem.

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