The unity of the Filipinos has once again been demonstrated…Rescues and effort to help the victims of typhoon “Ondoy” have been out since Saturday when the heavy rains poured. Even facebook users stopped harvesting their crops on Farmville (and farmtown, country story, barn buddy etc) to take a pause and donate via text. I’m sure your facebook messageboard is flooded with stories, photos, videos of the flood and tha aftermath of it and lots of other details on where to send donations.

Along the stories; heroes, apathy and opportunism were born. One of the issues that became an overnight sensation was that of Jacque (sometimes Jackie) Bermejo…supposedly a Filipina working in Dubai who insensitively commented about the flood that happened. In a span of few hours, there were plurks and tweets and blog posts, forums and thread that were talking about her, threatening and cursing her along with her family, have been called names (whore being the gravest). United Filipinos bombarded and spewed hate words toward the poster. I don’t normally give a damn on stuff like this but there is something fishy about the whole thing…in a yahoo answer post, lots of newly made accounts were posting the same hate messages about her…profile shows that each user posted for that particular question only. The supposed Jacque who also posted the comment has no friends listed in her FB account…there are stiill loopholes on her supposed FB and multiply accounts if only one would really search….


Apparently, one of Jacque/Jackie’s account has been hacked (perhaps her email) and with that it was easy to access all her networking accounts, post her pictures and control all information too…just how much hatred can that hacker have to make someone suffer by posting stuff that will make the other lose face?

Anyway, this story is similar to that of the 2001 case of Art Bell, remember? the American broadcaster and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM, he was the subject of hate for a letter that circulated the internet (up until last year I received one) where he supposedly derogated the Filipinos. That ended up in Bell suing the Philippine Daily Inquirer for printing the letter.

Anyhoo, I think the person deserves the benefit of the doubt…lets wait for her side of the story…if this is identity theft, shame on the thief, if not oh well….

As for your donations:

MIRIAM COLLEGE Insa office, and UP DILIMAN student council office at vinzons hall.

UP College of Arts & Letters New Bldg., between Vargas Museum & Palma Hall, behind Bulwagang Rizal( Faculty Center), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Hotline: 09296454102 (Prof. Roselle Pineda).Look for: The Guard on Duty…

Canned goods: ENDERUN COLLEGES so we can cook and package it for them! ENDERUN COLLEGES is accepting food donations to cook for the victims. old clothing, cleaning equipment, food containers and WATER is… also very much needed. please call 666 3632 or bring your donations to Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Ave, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio

GAWAD KALINGA needs donations and volunteers at RFM gym in pioneer, call/text 09178888109/09178888304. (Pasig)

WEDNESDAY, 8 AM at Examiner St., Sagip Kapamilya Office. To those who are willing to help, please reply to this post or send …your inquiries to Roy, Wet or Toni at 0915 4836861

Please text RED amount to 2899 (Globe) and 4483(SMART). The service accepts the following amounts: P10, P25, P50 and P100.