- Jam Magno made a disparaging comment regarding Rabiya Mateo after the beauty queen donned a Philippine flag-inspired national costume
- The influencer claimed that Rabiya does not know that it is against the law to wear the Philippine flag as a costume
- However, the law that Jam mentioned does not apply to Rabiya's costume as she was not wearing the flag
- Atty. Tony Roman III explained the law governing the use of the flag and expressed his support for Rabiya
Jam Magno, who is known for making inflammatory remarks, has once again dropped a controversial message on Twitter about Rabiya Mateo.
The influencer called out Rabiya because of her national costume. Jam, apparently did not understand the law she mentioned as evident by her tweet, "Funny how you make a shady comment about the Government but didn’t seem to know one important Law: to never make use of our flag as a Costume other than put it on a Flagpole."
According to the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines (R.A. 8491), it is against the law to wear the Philippine flag. However, Rabiya was not wearing the flag at all. She was wearing a national costume inspired by the Philippine flag.
Atty. Tony Roman III who often gives counsel and legal information on TikTok explained why Rabiya was within the law to wear a Philippine flag-inspired national costume.
Jam received backlash because of her mistake which netizens enthusiastically pointed out to her. Netizens also bashed her for hoping that Miss Thailand wins the Miss Universe.
"Funny din kung gaano ka bobo. She’s not wearing the flag. She’s wearing a costume INSPIRED by the colors of the flag."
"'Using the Ph flag as a costume' and 'using the Ph flag as an inspiration for the costume' are 2 different things."
Catriona Gray, naging bukambibig si Rabiya Mateo sa mga social media posts; netizens nakahinga nang maluwag
"Di ka ba nakikinig? It's 'inspired on ph flag' anong gusto mo, yung national costume ni Rabiya ang ilagay sa flagpole? Dami mong tinatapon na arguments without knowing na nagkakamali kana pala"
" Heraldic Code of R.A No. 8491 doesn't pass the costume violation of our nation's flag of our MUP Rabiya Mateo."
Jam Magno is a Filipina influencer from Butuan City. Jam is a single parent to a 2-year-old little girl named Tony Magno. She is best known for making controversial comments on social media and defending President Rodrigo Duterte and his regime.
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KAMI also reported that MJ Lastimosa just shared a short video clip of Rabiya Mateo during the pre-announcement. Rabiya was wearing a blue dress, which perfectly highlighted her beauty. "Ganda ni palangga" could be heard in the background.
Rabiya Mateo touched so many netizens' hearts after a zoomed-in photo of her left leg has gone viral. The beauty queen gracefully carried her 21-kilos of "wings" despite the injury. Many netizens lauded the beauty queen as she slayed the national costume segment.
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