4 PBB male housemates draw flak

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2009 06:37 PM | Updated as of Nov 27 2009 02:52 AM

MANILA- Avid viewers of “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up” are protesting what they believe to be a discrimination purportedly being committed by four male housemates against “Transgender Math Goddess” Rica Paras.

In one of PBB forums, posters lambasted House B housemates Patrick Villanueva, Robert “Rob” Stumvoll, Hermes Eugene Bautista, and Rocky Salumbides for being “judgmental.”

Last Sunday, Big Brother surprised the housemates in House A and B when he ordered the girls to switch houses.

Rica, Catherine "Cathy" Remperas, Carolyn "Carol" Batay, and Melisa "Melai" Cantiveros from House A proceeded to House B.

On the other hand, House B housemates Kathleen Lopena-Ortega, Marielle "Mariel" Sorino, Samuelle "Sam" Pinto, and Yuri Okawa packed their bags and went to House A.

In House B, the lives of male housemates have turned upside down.

The boys openly expressed how they missed their original girl housemates. They added that they were envious of the male housemates in House A for being with four beautiful and sexy women.

Aside from being uneasy, the male housemates, particularly Rocky, poked fun at Rica, who he called a "She Man."

In a PBB forum, a viewer, with username toxin2303, appealed to Big Brother to bring back the female housemates to their original houses.

Toxin 2303 wrote: "I felt very bad for Jason, kc wala na si Melai and he really misses Melai. Aside from that, may discrimination si Rocky! I just watched today the episode and I don't like the boy's attitude towards Rica (sic)."

"Napaka-judgmental ng mga boys ng house b. anu bang difference kung transgender c rica, mukha nman syang good person. c rocky sobrang pintasero, ang daming salamin sa bahay ni kuya db nya nakikita ang sarili nya (sic)," a PBB fan, with username maricorteza, chimed in.

For viewer bettylav, Patrick, Rob, Hermes and Rocky should learn how to respect other people regardless of their sexual preference.

bettylav said: "ang kapal ng mukha ng mga boys sa house b especially patrick and rocky sobra silang manlait ng kapwa para silang mga bakla mas masahol pa sila kay rica. akala mo kung sinong mga perfect. di tama na magsalita sila ng ganon kay rica. respect na sa sa kapwa housemate para irespeto din kayo. dapat lahat ng boys sa house b maevict (sic).”

Another viewer, with username rj1780, urged other posters to save original House A housemates Rica, Jason Veron Francisco, and Carol from eviction, and to vote out House B nominees Rob and Patrick.

To save your favorite housemate, text BB space name of housemate and send to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless subscribers, or 231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text Subscribers.

You may also vote at www.pinoybigbrother.com.

Meanwhile, “Pinoy Big Brother Magazine” is now available in all leading bookstores and magazines nationwide.