Tweets of the Week: The Twitterati on the MRT and LRT fare hike, "The Grand Bilibid Hotel" + more

Who tweeted what and when.


( Pinoy tweeters welcomed the Christmas week with a grim announcement: MRT and LRT fares will be increased to around P28 to P30 from the current P15 to P20. To add insult to this injury, the living conditions of drug lords inside the New Bilibid Prison were revealed. Some of these high profile prisoners were living like kings in a five-star hotel. Others anticipated the Christmas in a more optimistic mood while others are still stressed over the holiday rush. (Art by Warren Espejo)


On the MRT and LRT fare hike:

Tonyo Cruz, blogger



Renato Reyes Jr., Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general



Vencer Crisostomo, activist



Teddy Boy Locsin, journalist



On living conditions inside the New Bilibid Prison:

Christian Bautista, singer

Full text: A music studio, a bath tub, king size beds in bilibid prison. First reaction: how could authorities let this go on for so long, how can we believe in the justice system now? Second reaction: finally they discovered what’s really going on inside the prison. It’s a slow process but justice will be served again and again.



Gretchen Ho, athlete and TV host



Pepe Diokno, filmmaker



Ces Drilon, journalist



Kim Atienza, TV host



On the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight:

Manny Pacquiao, boxer



Floyd Mayweather, boxer



On the movie, The Interview:

KC Montero, celebrity



Bianca Gonzalez, celebrity

On Christmas and other concerns:


Ramon Bautista, celebrity, on "feels"



Gino Quillamor, radio DJ and host, on Christmas shopping



Troy Montero, celebrity, on a shopping app





Joey Reyes, filmmaker, on Christmas traffic




Jam Sisante, journalist, on long lines




Menchu Macapagal, TV host, on criminals




Apl De Ap, singer, on Black Eyed Peas




Franco Cruz Mabanta, club DJ, on fake IG account



Lea Salonga, singer, on who should have won The Voice Kids




Julie Ann San Jose, celebrity, on cartoon characters




Francine Prieto, celebrity, on PhD




Julia Barretto, celebrity, on sleeping habits




Rolando Tolentino, professor, on expectations




Kiray, celebrity, on happiness



Jun Sabayton, celebrity, on people attached to their phones




James Jimenez, COMELEC spokesperson, on worrying

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