this certainly doesn’t sound like mlq3 of the blog daily dose where he is usually quite formal and circumspect, pa-fair and objective, even when provoked. i suppose he was on a different mode in facebook, probably thinking that it would be only among like-minded friends (it wasn’t), it would not get out to the real world (it did), and so he spoke with all candor, language and tone revealing a different, scrappy, manolo — (in his own words) arrogant, unthinking, unfeeling, bigoted and prejudiced. descriptives that approximate dona victorina‘s and reyna elena‘s GRRRR! retorts.
i’m glad manolo apologized. there are ways and ways of disagreeing without being offensive. while manolo’s commment is true of most pinoys — we are not into satire, we tend to take things literally — still he could have couched his critique without the crap and the slap, facebook or not, andspared himself the royal ire of the donya and the reyna.