Pinoy Celebs Set Twitter on Fire Last Night and All That's Missing Is the Popcorn
(SPOT.ph) On April 1, the National Bureau of Investigation summoned Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto to explain his alleged violation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which was enacted into law on March 25. Folks on the Internet were quick to back Sotto up as his request to exempt tricycles from the mass public transportation ban was made on March 16—nine days before the Bayanihan Act was enacted. #ProtectVico trended on Twitter worldwide.
In the president's address to the nation last night, he warned people to respect and not harm frontliners after reports surfaced on March 27 that a nurse was attacked with bleach while headed to work. Regarding donations, the president said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) would be in charge. “DSWD na kasi sanay na sila sa distribution ng pera pati bigas. Secretary Galvez will help in the distribution of the money or he can handle the distribution of the money while leaving Secretary Bautista to attend to other matters,” he announced.
He added: “My orders are sa pulis pati military, pati mga barangay na pagka ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead. Naintindihan ninyo? Patay.” He also said, “So let this be a warning to all. Follow government at this time because it is really critical that we have order.”
In response, the local Twitterverse was awash with feelings, and even celebrities had something to say.