- Former Super Sireyna-turned-lawyer Bruce Villafuerte Rivera turned "beastmode at 8:30am, Japan time" following ABS-CBN's report on President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to typhoon-ravaged Isabela where he was quoted saying "walang maganda sa Isabela"
- According to the lawyer, the remark had been a witty response to a naughty question, but has been slanted in such a way that puts the President in bad light
- He also urged the President to speak in Bisaya, and let the media work with translators
A well-known lawyer and prominent supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, Atty. Bruce Rivera, is once again making noise on social media after lambasting ABS-CBN in a Facebook post on Tuesday, October 25.
In his post, Rivera had claimed to be on "beastmode at 8:30am, Japan time" due to the Kapamilya news item that puts Duterte in bad light for saying "walang maganda sa Isabela."
"Ipasara na yang mga punyetang media na yan na walang tino sa pagrereport!!!! Nakakapikon," he said.
(Shut down the damned media who do not report responsibly. It's annoying!)
According to the former Super Sireyna, the President had said those words as a witty remark made in jest as a response to a reporter's insinuation that the President "would give extra attention to some beautiful woman in Isabala [sic]."
The lawyer also made an example of a similarly witty remark in a different situation. He said, "Parang ako pag sinabi sa akin ng mga kaibigan ko...'naku, mawawala na naman ang bakla sa Tokyo kasi madaming gwapo dun.' Tapos, isasagot ko, 'wala naman akong nakitang gwapo'."
(It's just like this, if my friends say, 'oh, we'll be missing the gays in Tokyo because there are many handsome men there.' Then, I'll say, 'I did not see any handsome guy [in Tokyo].')
Rivera also urged the President to speak in Bisaya and let the media work with translators.
Rivera's original post can be read here:
The issue stemmed from the ABS-CBN report about President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to typhoon-battered Isabela, and his teasing statement that says the province cannot boast of having many attractive residents.