Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel explicitly challenged the wife of Maguindanao Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu to pursue the threat of prosecution in connection with its accusation that she is a mistress or lover.
Toto Mangudadatu ex-Gov. Mangudadatu, This is the first statement of the Pinay beauty queen after a few months after her name was implicated in a relationship between the 52-year-old former governor of Maguindanao since last year.
Through Sharifa’s long post on her Facebook, she denied or confirmed the issue but insisted that she should not be blamed for the failed marriage as it only referred to as “Miss Desperada.”
She said she hopes that the evidence will be released in court so that the false allegations will be spread on social media.
“If you hate me, hate me alone. Don’t be out there lying about me trying to recruit people to hate me with you. I was born and raised in a poor family setting at hindi ako nagpapanggap, hindi ako umaapak sa estado ng buhay ng iba at higit sa lahat hindi ako nanghahamak ng kapwa,” added Akeel’s post.
The 23-year-old Sharifa is the country’s first ever Muslim beauty title holder to win a crown in the international pageant scene.