Last Monday, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Visayas region in the Philippines killing at least 52 people in Negros alone. In Cebu City, the largest city in Visayas, panic struck the citizens about a coming tsunami that caused heavy traffic in major highways as people are running for their lives. Several aftershocks occured as the hours passed by creating a overwhelming sense of dread and fear for the people who felt nature’s incredible display of power. It was a day every people in Visayas will remember. But a Filipino rose and gained unparalleled fame in a time of catastrophe – for a wrong reason.
Two days after the earthquake every people would want to have a piece of Ahcee Flores. In Facebook, twitter and blogs, everyone wants this lady hunted down, punished and, if bad luck struck her, drop dead. But what did Ahcee Flores do to deserve this notoriety?
It turned out Ahcee Flores is a fan of Yahoo News as much as I do. In a news report about the earthquake Ahcee posted vile and racist comments. This one below triggered a massive uproar on the internet:
“Let us all pray……. Na matuloy ang tsunami para maraming bisaya ang mamatay, para mabawasan ang mga baduy sa pilipinas [I hope the tsunami pushes through so people from Visayas will die..so the outdated will cease].”
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Immediately the comments was warmly received by the netizens. Warm as in at the heat of boiling rage. Many have criticized the remarks, but most are directly against Ahcee Flores. People are virtually condemning this woman that could make Adolf Hitler jealous. Facebook pages have been created for the sole purpose of condemning Miss Flores, like “Ahcee Flores – Persona Non Grata in Cebu“, “Ahcee Flores Is Such a B*tch” and the worst so far is “Kill Ahcee Flores Movement“. People are hunting this woman down, tracking the IP number to get to her locations. Some comments against her in the Yahoo page were so vile and very much likely a feel-bad-reading-of-the-year so I wont be posting a single one. But to sum it up, people just wishes her good luck and may she die right away.
I am by the way and matter-of-factly a Visaya. I grew up in the Visayas and I certainly speaks Bisaya. And I’m very proud of my roots. But to hear someone bickering about my race and actually prayed for us to die is simply unforgivable. I cant help but got hurt by her words, especially she’s also a Filipino probably given she speaks Tagalog. Ah alas that prejudice again, some Tagalog people really consider us Bisaya as badoy or outdated like we’re some kind of freak and stupid inferior people. We are sick about that, since we too can excel and compete as much as any other Filipinos in the World. I don’t think we are badoy or outdated kind of people, we have a fair share of models and fashion designers. And to Gloria Diaz, we too knew how to speak English.
I don’t know what this lady was thinking when she posted those statements but those remarks are totally below the belt and uncalled for given the terrible tragedy that just happened in the country. Those words came from no ordinary people, its from a racist and a megalomania. We dont know what this Ahcee Flores motives and reasons were for her to have the stomach to throw those bombs but at least we now has a living proof to what Alfred Pennyworth said in the movie The Dark Knight, “Some people just want to see the whole world burn.“