Comedienne Pokwang finds nothing funny about netizens’ comments that she is insincere over her latest efforts to contribute to frontline workers and disadvantaged Filipinos during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
Marietta Subong, better known by her stage name Pokwang, kept good vibes over the past week since the Metrowide (later Luzon-wide) quarantine – described by government officials themselves as a “lockdown” – by recognizing the work of healthcare practitioners, preparing sandwiches for troops manning checkpoints, and packing relief goods like rice and canned food for the underprivileged.
Pokwang also prepared packed relief goods and reached out to her local barangay to have them distributed to households who don’t have enough food supply at home.
But as the saying goes, we can’t please everybody.
Despite her good intentions, the 49-year-old celebrity still received negative criticisms from netizens calling her “papansin” among others.
This prompted her to slam those criticizing her good deeds and to hit back at them without mincing her words.
Damned if you do damned if you don’t, sa mga nakukunsenya sa mga posts ko ng pagtulong and calling me papansin, hahahahaa problema niyo yan!”
“Pumikit na lang kayo at manalangin! ‘Yan na lang sana maitulong niyo sa bayan natin,” she said in her Instagram post.
Explaining more about how she feels about the bashing, she wrote in the caption: “Read this mga animal. Naiiyak ako sa galit sa inyo. Sa ganito pa talagang panahon? Sa ganitong panahon mga kampon ng bashers ng satanas? Ngayon pa talaga? Hindi ito ang tamang oras.”
Pokwang then thank subdivision guards and maintenance staff, along with her household’s domestic help, for their collective participation in her relief efforts.
Kudos to your good deeds Mamang Pokwang!
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