It’s easy to find love on the internet. Everyone’s 15 minutes of fame is just one click away with sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram ruling the web. But as easy as it is to gain likes and fans, it’s probably even easier to get unlikes (if there was such a thing).
As we end the year, FHM lists down some of the least loved personalities this year!
Janet Lim Napoles
We kick off the list with the pork barrel queen herself. When the said scam hit the news, virtually every Filipino was up in arms against the people involved, with Napoles front and center. It didn’t help when her daughter posted pictures online splurging what was alleged to be taxpayer’s money on expensive cars, bags, and other luxury items. And then the Senate Vs. Napoles happened, which gave birth to everyone's most hated sentence this 2013: "Hindi ko po alam."
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile
JPE is an example of how you can be respected one day and be despised the next. During ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment proceedings, Enrile displayed how sharp his mind still is despite being almost 90 years old. But after being implicated in the PDAF fiasco, and taking on Miriam Santiago, he is now probably one of the least loved senators in power.
The Binays have grown to be one of the most powerful families in politics. They have lorded over Makati since the late '80s and now have a Vice President and a Senator in their fold. The jokes and the memes have mellowed down since Nancy Binay was elected into the Senate, but a recent row between Mayor Junjun and a posh village's security guards has reignited the flames and started the “black” propaganda (pun intended) anew.
Bus and Taxi Drivers
Not only do we have to contend with snatchers and pickpockets, we now have to be wary of reckless bus drivers who apparently want to sideline as pilots and send their buses flying off elevated highways. It is also hard to believe that taxi drivers, who used to be so poor at math when counting your change, are now budding chemists who can use certain substances to put you to sleep against your will.
Never, ever mess with our Pambansang Kamao. Kim Henares learned that the hard way. After freezing Manny Pacquiao's assets and accusing him of evading taxes, the entire nation was ready to climb in the ring with the BIR chief and defend one of the Philippines’ most loved sons.