President Aquino's speechwriter Maria Carmen "Mai" Mislang earned the ire of many Filipinos worldwide when she was discovered having said in her tweets negative statements about Vietnamese wine, traffic and men when she was part of the President's delegation to the ASEAN Summit lately.
The statements can be read in the Facebook MAI MISLANG HATE PAGE and other details.
Personally, there are indeed a lot of things one could say in many Asian countries which to our tastes are bad, uncalled and unworthy of praise, that to me is considerable if I am a private person travelling at my own expense and representing myself alone when I am abroad, not with the President on official business.
What she did was tactless, uncalled, irresponsible and disgusting criticizing Vietnam when she was part of the official team. She should have kept her criticisms to herself and save the others from embarassment as she was there as a Philippine representative, with who else but the President.
Social graces and manners, she also is wanting. Ergo, she does not deserve to remain in the Palace as the office deserves more discerning, responsible and diplomatic individuals who could frame much interesting speeches for the president.
Well, here is the computer Mislang must use, image below if you please:
|I SO LOVE THE MOUSE ON THE FACE OF MISLANG|
AND HERE IS WHAT'S IN THE FACEBOOK PAGE:
THIS IS A HATE PAGE DEDICATED TO THE VERY UNPROFESSIONAL MISS MAI MISLANG! PNOY'S SPEECHWRITER. WE, FILIPINOS, ARE ASHAMED OF YOU.
|Mai Mislang RESIGN PAGE|
HANOI—A Palace speechwriter has been told be more careful of what she posts on the Internet after some of her status updates in the social networking site Twitter stirred controversy.
“We warned her to be more careful with her tweets,” Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ricky Carandang said of Mai Mislang, a speechwriter of President Aquino.
“We’ve told our people not just Mai but our people in our office, whether they like it or not, they are government employees and that they should be a little bit more circumspect,” he added.
Mislang reportedly tweeted, “The wine sucks” after the state banquet hosted by Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet in honor of President Aquino Tuesday during a state visit.
She also tweeted: “Sorry pero walang pogi dito #vietnam.” (Sorry, there are no handsome men here.)
She also posted: “Crossing the speedy motorcycle laden streets of Hanoi is one of the easiest ways to die.”
But the Palace was quick to downplay the incident, saying they have dealt with the issue, and that Mislang had already deleted her tweets on her own.
Carandang also came to Mislang's defense.
“She has been one of the hardest working people in our office. She’s trusted by the President and this is just a minor issue. So I don’t think it’s going to become anything more. As far as we are concerned, tapos na ‘yun. Nawala na ‘yun. She’s being more careful now,” he said.
Carandang said the President has been informed about the incident. “The President knows about it and he knows I have taken the appropriate action.”
The communications secretary said Mislang has been apologetic but added, no public apology is forthcoming. “Absolutely, she was [apologetic],” Carandang said.
“There was no offense meant to anybody. That was something that was spontaneous. We talked about it and we are being more careful now about tweeting.”
Here are the snapshots of Mislang's tweets. Note that in one of her tweets to Ricky Carandang, and others, CES DRILON REPLIED.
|MISLANG, HER LOVE FOR WINE OBVIOUSLY AND THE PRESIDENT, WONDERFUL COMBINATION DON'T YOU THINK? WHAT IS THAT FIST FOR, NOY?|
SO, NEED WE SAY MORE? I URGE YOU TO TELL MISLANG AT THE FACE THAT WE DO NOT DESERVE A SHABBY PUBLIC OFFICIAL LIKE HER FOR MY TAXES TO GO.