The Philippines on Twitter Trends


Two trending topics on Twitter, first is something to be ashamed of, and another is something to be proud of.

Hostage drama at Quirino Grandstand that happened yesterday, August 23rd.


Miss Philippines Venus Raj winning as 4th Runner-Up in the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant today, August 24th.

It’s still kind of hard to celebrate and to recover after what happened yesterday. I feel ashamed of our government’s system and how they handled that incident. I am deeply saddened by what happened and I sympathize to the families of the victims.

Read the statement of President Aquino here about the hostage-taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand. Also please read this letter of apology written by a Filipino teenager, Reigno Jose Dilao of Catbalogan City, Samar.

Now on the other side, I congratulate Miss Venus Raj for doing her best on the pageant. Some said that she could’ve done and answered the final question better. Come on people! It’s been awhile since our country have gone this far on the pageant. We should just congratulate her for making it on the top 5 (out of the 80+ contestants!) instead of blaming her and saying this and that as if you know better!

Watch this video from YouTube.
You’ll see everyone finds it hard to answer that question, even the former US president can’t answer it.

Twitter trends, what’s next…