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The Philippines takes Twitter Hostage

We always rejoice whenever something Filipino-related comes out on the Top Twitter Trending Topics but I never realized it would take a hostage taking situation like the one we have right now at the Quirino Grandstand to bring in the all-time spotlight.

Chrice Pempenco, Jollibee on Glee, Christian Bautista, PNoy, the UAPP all had their short stint on TT.

This time, 4 of the top trending topics are Quirino Grandstand, Mendoza, PNP and Hostage Taker (plus Isko Moreno doing a post-incident scandal). The Philippines has finally taken Twitter hostage. These are events that make the Philippines famous. What a sad day.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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28 Responses

  1. Teknisyan says:

    Yeah.. I bet even on Facebook! Almost all of the status update that I’m getting is about the hostage taking!!!!

  2. Justine says:

    Sir. This is shame! :( Poor publicity. Poor Tourism Development. POOR FILIPINOS kung malaon. :(

  3. Teknisyan says:

    Still this is a hostage taking gone bad!

  4. Boffill says:

    Another mess. Tsk tsk.

  5. Boffill says:

    I put a live streaming of ABS-CBN on my blog just because of this hostage taking.

  6. daddy joey says:


    patay na ung hostage taker. sa 15 na remaining hostages, 3 lang ung pinakita sa news na nakalabas.


  7. rob says:

    fuck those usyoserong palaka!

  8. Joy says:

    i think it is time for us twitter addicts to create good history and stop spreading bad news in twitter.

    come to think of it. twitter is the only social media tool that can publish trending topics around the world and can be seen by anyone who have twitter.

  9. Rene says:

    ..sikat na naman tayo sa buong mundo..haaay….

  10. Rolando del Rosario Mendoza says:

    ako ba ang centro ng usapan?????…
    instant celebrity!!!!!! international exposure…

  11. Arman says:

    Hinay hinay kase sa mga sinisibak!

  12. flipztor says:

    ‎”The crisis began when the dismissed policeman, Rolando Mendoza, 55, armed with a M16 rifle seized the busload of Hong Kong tourists to demand his reinstatement in the force.” — orayt, Noy.

  13. Fleeb says:

    Somewhat OT: I don’t get the Noy thing. His case goes far back before Noy.

  14. BrianB says:

    I think it began when he was framed by an alleged drug addict along with his colleagues. My private sources say, the “victim” made up the extortion case or something to that effect to hide his habit.

    Email on Conductor check

  15. Abigail says:

    That was such a tragedy indeed.

  16. the yawner says:

    That was a bad and tasteless pun.

  17. grace salazar says:

    the yawner – tasteless pun de sal?

  18. arman says:

    sikat ang Pinas… nakakastres manuod ng news

  19. eripples says:

    very unfortunate, incident, my friends and listeners on my podcast are not happy about the way media people are convering the crisis situation last monday

  20. Aoi says:

    so sad… I hate it when they see our country like this.

  21. lawreas says:

    what makes it even worse is how PNOY handled the case. smiling on the interview.. his unprofessional statements and empathy-less expressions made the incident idiot-packed.. sorry T_T

  22. julie says:

    wag namn sana isisi kay pnoy. kaka upo pa lng nya.dpat kay gloria.sa almost 9yrs nya san napnta budget para sa training ng mga kapulisan? kawawang pnoy sa kanya napnta lhat ng sisi…..

  23. lawreas says:

    in 10 years admin ni gloria, halos lahat ng terrorist attempt successful. same army at facilities.. different commander-in-chief..hays..

  24. Meg says:

    Well, at least tayo ang pinag-uusapan. Madaming opinions!

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