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Top Ten Most Discussed Posts from the Past Month on When In Manila’s Facebook Page
Counting down the Top Ten Most Discussed When In Manila Facebook posts from the past month
When in Manila, there will always be topics online that will stand out among the rest and it will mostly depend on many factors – which will include the time or date it was posted, how interesting or unique the image or photo used, or even how absurd or crazy the story or tag line accompanying the image was. Whether its the most popular issue or news nationwide, among the trending topics on many social media sites like Twitter or Facebook, displaying a very eye-catching photo or image, or comes with a compelling story that touches the heart and soul of the readers, the succeeding spicy or touching comments or remarks – both positive and negative – also adds some heat to a much talked about or debatable topic. from the past month.
I’ve reviewed the posted topics on When In Manila’s Facebook page just for the month of December 2012 and came up with the list of the Top Ten Most Discussed Posts on When In Manila’s Facebook Page based on the number of Comments, Like and Shares (as of December 27, 2012).
Number 10. With 40 Comments, 1038 Likes and 136 Shares - The post is about Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon winning 1st place at the Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant held in the United States. Though many were happy of the win, many believed that Janine should have won the title of Miss Universe 2012. Many were also impressed with his answer to the Q&A portion:
Question for Ms. Philippines: As an International ambassador, do you think speaking English is a prerequisite to being Miss Universe?
Janine Tugonon’s answer: For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It’s about being able to influence and inspire other people. If you have a heart to serve and a strong mind to show people then you can be Miss Universe.
Don’t worry Janine, for me “Ikaw pa rin ang Miss Universe ng buhay ko!”
Congratulations to Ms. Philippines Janine Mari Tugonon for winning 1st runner up at #MissUniverse2012 !!!
Number 9. With 48 Comments, 435 Likes and 423 Shares - The post is actually related to the answer of Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon (as told in Number 10) during the Q&A of the Miss Universe 2012. This time they humorously applied it to a call center agent’s spiel or retort when dealing with a customer who wants to talk with someone that can speak English. This lightly touches on some old issue on whether one should be an expert in the English language, or be nationalistic and promote “Tagalog” , or even go extreme and revive the once popular “Jejemon” language.
The debate goes on, on whether call center agents should should be fluent in English or not. Inspired by Ms Philippines Janine Marie Tugonon from Ms Universe 2012.
Number 8. With 57 Comments, 264 Likes and 502 Shares – This post is about the latest MMDA traffic management scheme where they assigned the letters A, B and C to the Metro Manila buses along EDSA. Each letter corresponds to certain bus stops where the specific bus can load and unload passengers. Buses with letters C are the only ones allowed to stop in all bus stops. This sort of caused a bit of confusion and made a few irritated commuters when it was first implemented (Again, there was not much information dissemination on MMDA’s part) but eventually we hope everyone would get used to it and be able to remember the bus stops (if only they’re not too busy watching out for EDSA’s snatchers and pickpockets). Otherwise, many could just use the MRT as their alternative source of transportation along EDSA (Hey, I’ve been using the MRT for years already and its another public means of transportation brimming with similar “misguided elements” of society – “Grabe! May manyakis sa tren!” ).
Excited to see if the new EDSA Bus Segregation will make a positive impact on traffic. It starts today Dec 18. Bus A stops at A bus stop. Bus B stops at B bus stop. Bus C stops at all stops.
Number 7. With 63 Comments, 365 Likes, and 185 Shares – Senator Tito Sotto strikes again when he made another remark pertaining to the RH Bill, specifically to the use of condoms. So he really thought condoms are made of plastic? This is what we get for electing a comedian in the Senate! I can’t wait for this joker’s next big blunder! I probably won’t be surprised anymore if he goes “Eat Bulaga” again on us with another shameless statement in defense of the RH Bill (which won with a resounding “YES” already!).
#AFPM – “Another Face Palm Moment” brought to you by Tito Sen ~@VinceGolangco
Number 6. With 77 Comments, 3405 Likes and 963 Shares - The post tells of a story of a scene at the airport in Manila where Singapore Airlines passengers were surprised when the conveyor belt came out with several gift boxes with the passengers’ names on it. It was a touching move by the airlines – well-played they said. But I think some of the passengers took the complements back when they found out what was inside the gift boxes – Senator Tito Sotto’s plastic condoms.
I’m booking flights on Xmas day from now on…. @VinceGolangco
Number 5. With 87 Comments, 586 Likes and 86 Shares - The post kinda revealed what many of us are mostly guilty of – we tend to be judgmental already just by relying on what we see. Many kinda commented based on the image alone and did not stopped for awhile and thought of becoming a little bit sensible. The “overpass” we see in the picture was not a waste of government funding. It was designed that way because it was meant to “educate” kids on proper road safety (not supposed to be an actual useful overpass).
The MMDA has opened an educational kiddie park meant to educate children about road and public safety. – Raisa
Number 4. With 111 Comments, 272 Likes and 298 Shares -The Top Ten Worst Reasons for voting No to the RH Bill was totally hilarious if ever the quotes were accurate and verified as truly said by the listed personalities. No wonder the “NO” team lost. “The state must not meddle with the church” says Rodolfo Antonino…..Hhhhmmmm….seems legit.
Top 10 WORST reasons for voting NO to the RH Bill. What do you think citizens?
Number 3. With 137 Comments, 142 Likes and 57 Shares – The famous teen celebrity Justin Bieber making fun of our Manny ” Pambansang Kamao” Pacquaio, also knows as Pacman, for losing via knockout against Juan Manuel Marquez? This Bieber dude is really such a “Baby, baby, baby …oohhhh!” Sonow he gets a taste of his own medicine when the Filipino people online retaliates against his insensitivity.
Justin Bieber allegedly posted photos on his official Instagram account which many people thought was insensitive and makes fun of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s defeat.
The first photo shows a little animated lion pasted on a photo of Pacquiao while down at the boxing ring. The small lion seems to be waking Pacquiao. Justin added a caption to the photo with the words “Dad wake up.”
He also posted another photo of a knocked out Pacquiao, pasted on a photo of the late Michael Jackson while dancing a part of the moonwalk. He added a caption saying “Pacquiao doing the lean with MJ .. Classic moment.”
“The problem with his posts on his Instagram is that they don’t make a valid opinion but shows a lot of insensitivity. But let us NOT bully Justin, anyways he is just a baby, baby, baby ohh.
A little dose of his own medicine will do no harm.. but I agree NO to bullying, be creative in the words you tweet to Justin. Anyways, he is a baby, baby baby ohh!:)”
What about you? What are your thoughts? – @pinoytekkie
Number 2. With 138 Comments, 1894 Likes and 326 Shares – It was a very sad and surprising moment for every Filipino boxing lover when we witnessed Manny Pacquiao go down and stayed several minutes down on the boxing ring before finally getting up. For many of us, Pacman was sort of invincible already, and it was shocking to see him go down! But when his mother, Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao, started blaming Pacman’s decision of changing religion as the cause of his defeat and all hell seems to have broken loose from all that screaming and yelling, I have to admit I wanted her to be in Pacman’s place when Marquez knocked Pacman out. Mommy Dionisia deserves a punch or two to bring her back to her senses.
Thanks for smiling every time you had the world watching with seemingly the biggest fight of your life in front of you. It taught me to stay calm during trials.
Thanks for always accepting your loses and not making excuses or complaining or whining about them. It taught me to stay humble.
Thanks for always making us feel like you were one of us, no matter how high you went in the world. It taught me to stay grounded.
Thanks for always being so gracious, classy and down to earth in victory. It made our country seem like a breeding ground for world class people.
Thanks for all the great moments I was able to share with my friends watching your amazing talents in the ring. I’ve had some of the most memorable times with my closest friends and family thanks to you.
You’re still a champion to us. You’re still a champion to me. ~ @VinceGolangco
Number 1. With 61 Comments, 1928 Likes and 947 Shares – The photo was very appropriate and of the right timing. This posts reminded us that Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao put the Philippines back to the map by making it the proud country of the most popular boxing champ in the world. We owe him a great deal….so during this time when he is down, we should be the ones to lift him up this time. “He raised our flag. This time, let’s raise him!”
We were with him when he was up, we’re even more with him when he’s down. We support you Manny! ~ @VinceGolangco
When in Manila, you’ll notice that the top three most discussed posts were all about Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and his latest fight against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacman is still the biggest news whether he wins or loses. Followed by mostly political and government issues like the very controversial Reproductive Health Bill, MMDA’s efforts to improve traffic conditions from the segregated bus stops to the educational kiddie park, and Senator Tito Sotto’s newest blunder, plus discussions about the Miss Universe beauty pageant, and a heartwarming effort of an airline company to add some value-added service for their beloved customers.
Among all of these stories, the common denominator in keeping the discussion alive was always the active participation of both pro and anti. Both sides can freely state their own opinions with less fear of being bullied or ganged upon. We can see that many of us are still enjoying the freedom of expression which we hope will not be further discouraged by another new law created by the new set of morons that will be elected come next year’s election. For now, just remember that condoms are made of rubber, and if you have a heart to serve and a strong mind to show people then you can be Miss Universe!
Top Ten Most Discussed Posts from the Past Month on When In Manila’s Facebook Page