MANILA, Philippines - (Update 1) Actress Francine Prieto got into a flame war with other microbloggers because of a comment she made about not wanting to date President Benigno Aquino III.
Blogger Professional Heckler first asked Prieto via Twitter if she would go on a date with the President. She replied: "Ayoko sa panot (I don't like bald men)."
Her post immediately went viral, with some people branding her a loose woman and saying Aquino would not like her either.
Prieto singled out 2 Twitter users -- Peter Katigbak (@StPeterski), and the fake Dionisia Pacquiao (@OfacialDionisia) -- for posting the most vicious attacks.
"Malapit na akong umalis sa Twitter. Parami ng parami ang mga bastos at demonyo dito. Di na 'to masaya," Prieto said.
"Bumabalik lang sayo ang kawalan mo ng modo sa paglapastangan sa Pangulo. Ikaw ang nag umpisa!" Katigbak responded.
Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) said Prieto should just ignore the people posting bad things about her, and use Twitter’s “block” button to filter their remarks.
Katigbak apologized to Prieto after the actress made a series of angry posts about him and other people who were supposedly badmouthing her.
As of posting time, Prieto was still angry at Katigbak and the fake Dionisia. She said the two, as well as the other people speaking against her, should be ashamed of themselves.
“I deleted my first Twitter account dahil nilabas ko ang saloobin ko sa dami kong problema…ngayon naman sobra na ang mga bastos, mahaba ang pasensya ko wag mo lang akong babastusin dahil kaya ko rin maging bastos,” she said.
In Katigbak’s last post, he said, “Wag naman po sana nyo hayaan na gamitin ako para pagusapan [ulit si Prieto sa] Showbiz.”
At 6:00 pm, Professional Heckler tweeted that he was sorry for having asked Prieto his question. "I didn't expect this to happen," he said.