Sen. Angara, who was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in the 2013 Philippine Senate election, stirred up social media sites because of the way he delivered his question to Bb. Pilipinas 2014 favorite Pia Wurtzbach.
Senator Juan Edgardo Manalang Angara asked his question to Bb Pilipinas 2013 1st runner-up Pia Wurtzbach in Filipino or Tagalog, in which Pia also answered in Filipino.
As claimed by some netizens, Pia Wurtzbach was not given a chance that her answer be translated from Filipino to English as there were some non-Filipino speaking judges.
Sen. Angara raised his question in Tagalog: “Anong pinakamagandang leksyon para sa mga babae sa mundo?”. Pia Wurtzbach responded by answering also in Tagalog, “Intuition po ang pinaka-importante, kahit hindi ka sigurado sa gagawin mo, maasahan mo ang intuition mo.”
Netizens expressed their anger against Sen. Angara by calling him “bobo”, “rude”, “unfair”, “insensitive”, and a lot more.
Netizens were blaming Sen. Angara of not having Pia Wurtzbach in the list of big winners in the recently concluded Bb. Pilipinas 2014 pageant.
Following are some reactions from netizens regarding Sen. Angara’s Q&A in Bb. Pilipinas 2014:
Ws rude of Sen Angara 2 ask #Pia n Filipino 2 d Non-Filipino speakng judges. But cn u blame Sen. Angara 4 pammulitka wen he s a politcian?
— Jeddan Melecio (@green_islander) March 30, 2014
Cant sleep. Keep playing it on my mind. Is it the q&a? Im blaming sen angara! Err! @PiaWurtzbach my love, pls let me handle you in 2016.
— A (@AwithAcrown) March 30, 2014
#JusticeForPiaWurtzbachBBP2014 Sen. Angara, bad move. 🙁 Pia Wurtzbach
— Joules Mahilum (@joulesstark) March 30, 2014
Sen. Angara tanungin kaya kita sa tagalog kung iboboto pa kita sa susunod na eleksyon. Sayang si Pia ;(
— Almira David Lat (@mirarays) March 30, 2014
— Shella Jovy Piston (@Shellababe26) March 30, 2014
Sen. Angara became one of the trending topics on Twitter along with related hastag against the former senator: #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions.