Two Different Government Agencies Somehow Manage to Piss Everyone Off in One Go
Okay, almost everyone.
(SPOT.ph) The headlines have been extra anxiety-inducing for the past few months, sure, but today's news had an added siding of total "WTF" content. Twitter is currently awash with intense emotions after news on two different government agencies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, broke today September 3.
If you're not caught up yet, here's the gist. the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is working on filling a 500-meter stretch of the Manila Bay shoreline with white sand, made from crushed rocks from Cebu (yes, amid a pandemic). "...But why?" you're probably wondering. "Para makita ng tao na kapag puti ang kulay ng isang bagay, kailangan pangalagaan mo ito at 'wag mo dumihan," said Benny Antiporda, DENR undersecretary.
Meanwhile, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) told senate that they want to "regulate" streaming platforms. "Stream services like Netflix are video on demand platforms. We have to regulate those platforms. We have to ensure that those materials being shown on those platforms are compliant with MTRCB laws," legal affairs division chief Jonathan Presquito said during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship. He added that the MTRCB has jurisdiction on the content regardless of the platform where it was shown. "Just because sa Internet siya pinalabas, hindi na siya covered ng MTRCB law."
So now people online have their eyebrows raised way up in confusion and probably a bit of shock. Both "MTRCB" and "DENR" are top trends on Twitter as of writing, with many wondering why either of their moves are necessary at the moment. And because misery loves company, we round up some of the most hilariously biting Tweets.
Strutting in to drop some crazy.
Did you sing it?
Short and sweet.
Not funny, but definitely a thought worth pondering.
And now, a short summary.
this strange new world.