If you've been keeping up with Election news—practically driven by citizen journalism, afforded to us by twitter—a certain user by the name of PcosMachine has been making waves around the internet.
Since Election day, PcosMachine has been proving sound bites and updates that most everyone, including traditional news media, have been quoting.
But who is PcosMachine? And why are they listening to him?
Well, you'd be surprised to learn that Pcos Machine is Yves Gonzales, a one-time matinee-idol-wanna-be, whose contemporaries include DingDong Dantes, Bojo Molina, and the rest of the T.G.I.S. barkada.
Before you roll those tired red eyes, we suggest you read this short interview with him. He is someone worth listening to, we reckon.
When did the idea strike you?
I didn't really have an opportunity to think about it too much. It just struck me. It was about 5pm on election day, I was in the office of Alfred Vargas, who was running for councilor in Quezon City.
All the lawyers were there, and we were just waiting for the election to end so that we can start working. I was bored and was looking at Twitter, and that's when I decided [to create the PCOSMachine Twitter account]!
How many fans do you currently have?
Now it's at about 11,900, I think.
Who was your first follower?
I don't know actually, but one of the first guys who really helped this get out there, his name is Shaun [Montelibano]. He's an eccentric guy who retweeted one of my earlier messages, and when his followers saw it, they started following. It grew from there.
And who did you follow first?
I followed ANC, GMA, TJ Manotoc, and that Sean guy. I followed the people I knew that if they only retweet you once, it will get to a lot of people. And I think it worked!
Smart move, PcosMachine. We'd like to know a little more about the man behind the sensational Twitter user Pcos.
I’m Yves Gonzalez, 27 years old. I just passed the BAR exams so I’m a lawyer now.
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INTERVIEW BY: ELIJAH MENDOZA