Vico Sotto fans shame PhilStar for exposing crowded Pasig market
Some hardcore Vico Sotto fans did not take a tweet from The Philippine Star lightly.
It all started with a straightforward tweet that showed photos of a crowded public market in Pasig City.
LOOK: Residents seem to neglect social distancing measures as they shop in a market in Brgy. Rosario in Pasig City on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/0LBJ8zbzGr
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) March 21, 2020
Others took it as an opportunity to point out that the Pasig mayor wasn’t perfect, but more people took offense and saw it as bullying the charming politiko.
Nice to know @VicoSotto is doing a great job [sarcasm]. 🙄
— Bethel Amores Caballo (@BethelCaballo) March 21, 2020
“Ang dami daming palengke na ganyan, bakit sa Pasig lang ang pinost niyo?,” one user said.
Ang dami daming palengke na ganyan, bakit sa Pasig lang ang pinost niyo? 😂
— isshi (@baekujang10969) March 21, 2020
Others took it as a demolition job against Sotto.
— Mayda Rey (@FrauRey) March 21, 2020
Here’s where it got tricky: netizens traced the imagined vile of the tweet to the Belmontes, who own the Star, and claimed it was deliberately done to make the embattled Quezon City mayor look a little better.
this is new,,, a news on criticizing Pasig ?? bc Vico is receiving compliments for doing his job while she’s bashed for being incompetent at the same time,, kasi naman who owns PhilStar oops belmontes ang pagkakaalam q di ba char hula ko lang https://t.co/g3BJ0BeqRb
— milkypankkeseu 🥞 (@okienawa) March 22, 2020
Philippine Star is partly owned by Belmonte’s. And oh Lazada’s CEO is Joy Belmonte’s Husband. Thank me later. 🙂 https://t.co/C91X4OQnzW
— Archer_117 (@117Archer) March 21, 2020
“The Philippine Star was founded by Betty Go-Belmonte. Its President is currently Miguel Belmonte. The Belmonte family has a 21% ownership in the newspaper. It gives me great Joy to believe that it is NOT a coincidence,” one said.
The Philippine Star was founded by Betty Go-Belmonte. Its President is currently Miguel Belmonte. The Belmonte family has a 21% ownership in the newspaper.
It gives me great Joy to believe that it is NOT a coincidence. https://t.co/C3sbVPblJG
— Jerard #MassTestingNowPH (@TomAndJerard) March 22, 2020