A video of singer Jim Paredes confronting youth supports of President Rodrigo Duterte during the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution went viral, garnering varied reactions from netizens.
Some netizens were not impressed by Paredes’ act towards one of the supporters.
One of the netizens even cited Paredes’ song with Apo Hiking Society, “Awit ng Barkada,” as he commented negatively to the video that went viral.
Memes and photo comments featuring Paredes also bombarded the social media in this part of the world.
On the contrary, some netizens defended Paredes, saying that he has a right to express his own ideals.
Meanwhile, Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema, the apparent victim of Paredes’ bullying, in an interview with the People’s Television station, said: “Bakit kami matatakot? Kami ‘yung kabataang sumusuporta sa Pangulo ng Pilipinas.”
“Wala naman kaming sinusuportahang kriminal, drug lord o kahit anong terorista o armed group sa bansa. Ang sinusuportahan namin, Pangulo ng bansa. Kung may dapat matakot, si Jim Paredes ‘yun at ‘yung grupo niya dahil sa sa ginawa niya sa amin,” Cardema added.
Netizens acknowledged the Cardema’s response to the incident. He was also praised for composure during the confrontation with the singer.
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