While concerned citizens were using technology to report damage, reach out for help and mobilize relief operations to help Typhoon Ondoy victims, a Facebook status update, allegedly posted by Dubai-based Filipina, Jacque Bermejo, has prompted the anger of fellow Filipinos. The status update reads: "Buti na lang am here in Dubai! Maybe so many sinners back there! So yeah deserving what happened!"
Facebook groups have been created on the web after her update, including "Jacque Bermejo Persona Non Grata" and "Jacque Bermejo be gone, we 'sinners' don't want you here!!!" At last count, more than 3,000 comments have been made about her status update.