Papal mass or 'Showtime'? Luneta emcee gets flak online

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 18 2015 10:42 PM | Updated as of Jan 19 2015 11:29 PM

MANILA - The world-record crowd who gathered in prayer at the Luneta Park would never forget not only the inspiring words of Pope Francis, but also the emcee at the end of the event, who apparently got the attention of social media users.

"Let us all join in singing our final song 'Pananagutan.' Wala po munang aalis!" said the emcee as Pope Francis made his way to the popemobile. "Kumanta po tayong lahat, mga kapatid. kumanta po tayo!"

The emcee also led the crowd in cheering the Pope.

"Mabuhay si Papa Francisco! Mabuhay ang Santo Papa!" he chanted, "Gagawin po natin ang Pope Francis Wave!"

Some were not pleased with how the emcee made a "variety show" out of what they think should be a solemn event.

Meanwhile, other netizens pointed out that the emcee was just trying to boost the crowd's energy after a long, tiring, but inspiring day.

Certainly, those who watched the historic Papal mass would never forget this emcee, especially now that he has a parody Twitter account.