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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Celine Acut's Facebook Post against Sendong Victims in Mindanao

Screen capture of supposed Facebook posts have gone viral, angering Filipinos and fueling their drive to help victims of tropical storm "Sendong" (international name Washi).
The posts were supposedly written by a certain Celine Acut, a Filipino living in France, and a certain Van Carumba, a Cebu native living in the United Arab Emirates.

“According to the news, almost all of the victims are poor families, so its better that they all die this early…whats the point of living a life which is full of hunger, at least they are now resting with peace..they are worthless, they are unproductive and their lives has no value at al.. they are just making more problems to the society so as i said its better that they have died this early.. they don’t desserve a chance to live because they are poor, they are not VIP anyways,” Acut’s first post said.

“I even wish sendong to come back and flash away those remaining poor families over there,” said her second post.

Van Carumba, meanwhile, posted on December 19, “Buti nangyari yan sa CDO (Cagayan de Oro)…Di pa namamatay lahat ng tao jan.” One person commented on her post, saying “Wag ka naman ganyan, di lahat ng taga-Cagayan de Oro may kasalanan sayo.”
An screen capture of a post written by Van Carumba on Facebook. It has been shared almost 600 times as of press time.
Acut’s Facebook profile has since been deleted, but the page was cached by Google on December 20. Screen captures of her profile posted online show that she studied at Mindanao State University-Iligan; lives in Le Petit-Paris, France and is engaged.

Carumba’s Facebook page is still active, but all her wall posts have been hidden aside from the controversial one she posted on Monday.

Acut and Carumba are now the subject of angry posts on social networking sites such as Twitter and Tumblr, and the screen captures of their posts have been posted on several blogs as of press time. Pages have even been created on Facebook specifically to bash them. 

One page on Acut had 1,544 likes, while the other had only 138. A page dedicated to Van Carumba had 451 likes as of press time.

Neither Acut nor Carumba could be reached for comment.

It is not certain if Acut is a real person or a figure created by people seeking to involve others in efforts to help the victims of tropical storm Sendong.

According to Camama Marwah from the Registrar’s Office of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, they have no records of a Celine Acut graduating from their school.

Online searches of her name yielded only social networking site links to the screen captures of her posts, and a search in French phone directories such as Pages Blanches and also came up negative.
Celine Acut's Facebook page, cached December 20, 2011. The account has been deleted.


immigration said...

I don't want to judge these people but they are the most heartless, ruthless, callous conscience. What would they feel if it happened to their families? If they are a real person or just seeking a recognition I'm sure they are one of those poor who experienced the life of the rich and they think they are already a carabao/rich. What they forgot is that a flies remain a flies even if they alighted to a carabao, that's what my mother says anyway. Simple as NO BREEDING!!!! Therefore, even they are already wearing clothes with full of jewelries they are still considered as no civility. poor women!!!! sighhhh....

Anonymous said...

I'm NOT really into giving unsolicited advise, but I think I'll make an exception for this one.

This story is trending everywhere from Facebook to Twitter, even on the news on TV. Bottom line, it's something people want know more about. So, people would search online for more info; just like what I did and the reason that lead me to this article.

However, as much as I wanted to read the story I find it really hard to do so because of the font, fonts size and font color used for this article. It's REALLY hard to read. Ever wonder why all the texts on the internet are SANS SERIF? Because that's the type of font that's easy on the eyes. It's the most readable font for use on the internet.

Okay, let me rephrase my first paragraph since I'm not really giving advise here, just stating my point.

Serif fonts = hard to read
Sans Serif fonts = easy to read.

Nuff said.

Unknown said...

I've read online that people with dyslexia find sans serif fonts easier to read than serif fonts. Do you know of any research that supports this?

Anonymous said...

I've been searching the internet for the real identity of Celine Acut but it seems there is no such real name listed in the Philippines. Anyone knows her?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Celine Acut is a fake name, but the girl in the picture from that account is the real person who wrote it. Maybe that facebook account is real with a fake name.

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