April 24, 2024

Two netizens are currently the apple of the eye of bashers going into the Holy Week, and probably having penitence.
A nurse from Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center is going through her own trial and tribulation because of a comment gone super-viral, attributed to her social media account, against former First Lady Imelda Marcos.
The speculations about Imelda’s health circulated on social media and some netizens assumed that she was hospitalized, others said she died.
Sen. Imee Marcos deplored the talks with her “bad sila”, while Liza Araneta-Marcos showed a recent selfie with her mom-in-law.
Then came the tweet from @NovaVFaith or one pretending to be her as she asserts that her account was hacked. Addressing the nurses taking care of the former First Lady, “Kung sino mang nurse ni Imelda, please do it for all of us. Off mo lang naman ‘yung O2 (oxygen). Or i-fast drip mo nicard. Or inject-an mo insulin. Emz.”
Of course, hell broke loose and thousands or more bashed her for what they called unethical practice. Some even threatened her with the revocation of her license and/or dismissal from the BGHMC.
Lucky for her, her assistant chief nurse at BGHMC pleaded, “Let’s not immediately judge Faith and let the rightful authorities handle the issue. Thank you for your kindness.”
If it were up to me and she was not a nurse in the employ of the civil service, I’d let it go as part of the Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech.
But then again, she is a Florence Nightingale with a Hippocratic oath: “I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care, to save lives.”
Methinks this covers not suggesting what to do with a patient that will give harm to her, even if it were a joke, bad at that.
Basic is the rule that we cannot always like people we live with in this Earth, but regardless of her politics, no love lost does not give a right to teach people three or more ways to kill a patient. It is uncalled for at the minimum, aggravated by her being a government employee.
Of course, she has denied posting it and taking legal steps to convince the offended party that her account was indeed hacked.
While we are it, another online tantrum-trend from my son’s school Ateneo de Manila by @feignedflowers angered devout Catholics from Katipunan. The student shared an online food review of the holy host from a March 17 mass.
Like a food-blogger commenting on a food he just ate in a restaurant, he commented on the design, crispness, taste, and wow factor in what he called an “Ostiya Review.” Of the design, he gave it a six out of 10, saying, “I like the vibe but if it was centered, I think it’d be a lot better.”
The rating he gave was six out of 10. It started an outrage among Catholics as desecrating the holiest because the Eucharist is the body of Christ in so far as the Catholic faith is concerned.
For us Catholics (naks!) that is a lot of disrespect, irreverence, and contempt toward the Eucharist. Again, the student apologized. He said there was “no intention to commit a grave so wrong” but the Jesuits cancelled all masses for what they considered a sacrilege and a mortal sin (Latin: peccatum mortale).
Palm Sunday is a good day to reflect on life with others. In “Jesus Christ Superstar”, as Jesus Christ enters riding a donkey, Caiaphas tells the crowd, “Tell the rabble to be quiet, we anticipate a riot.
This common crowd, is much too loud…Tell the mob who sing your song that they are fools and they are wrong…They are a curse. They should disperse.”
Maybe he is saying. If it’s not a big task, baka naman, konting consideration, respeto sa kapwa tao.”