Broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas drew flak online for posting a photo of herself falling in line to enter the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 on Friday.
Sanchez-Roxas, wife of Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II, was going to Cebu to deliver a speech during a convention of the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines Inc.
Sanchez-Roxas posted the photo on her Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/) with the following status message: “On my way to Cebu for a speech. Aba, opo, pumipila po ako haha! [Yes, I do fall in line!]”
Most commenters took her to task for making a big deal out of queueing to enter the airport, which is what all passengers do.
Sanchez-Roxas eventually edited her accompanying message on Oct. 17, to read: “On my way to Cebu for a speech.”
The status message was “liked” 8,150 times and was shared 2,023 times as of 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Facebook user Hannah Castro Evangelista said in her comment: “In-edit mo pa yung caption!!! [You edited the caption!] Nice. Hahahahaha.”
Mon Hernandez threatened to throw a pair of slippers at Sanchez-Roxas, while Patrick John Moreno Jose said he has lined up outside NAIA-3 several times but never felt the need to post a photo of himself doing so.
Revned Punzalan said: “Hahah PAKITANG TAO. Sorry… kahit sa MRT rush hour ka pa pumila… dehins namin boboto si Mar. [Hypocrite. Sorry, even if you line up during the MRT rush hour, we still won’t vote for Mar.]”
Dulay Jennifer Kay said: “Di ko ma-imagine na ikaw magiging First Lady! Walang bakas ng humanity sa’yo. Good luck sa bansa kapag kayo nanalo. [I cannot imagine you as First Lady! You have no sign of humanity. Good luck to our country if you and your husband win.]”
A smaller number of commenters, however, took up the cudgels for Sanchez-Roxas.
Vikki Villaluz said: “If I can vote, the most decent candidate I will vote for is Roxas... I am hoping Ms. Korina would be extra careful in posting in media since she’s under everyone’s scrutiny... This kind of posting could be mistaken as ‘too proud of her humility’... Let other people speak of your goodness.”
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