Francine Prieto feels Yellow wrath after calling Noynoy ‘panot’

Things turned nasty in cyberspace for Filipino starlet Francine Prieto who alluded to the alleged baldness of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III using her Twitter account @fwancheen. Asked by blogger Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) if she would date the President if he asked her, Prieto tweeted back “Ayoko sa panot” (“I don’t like bald men”).

Following that unfortunate quip of a tweet, Prieto was reportedly inundated with hostile tweets coming from users who are presumably fans of the President. A number these (in a form we have become quite familiar with) made derogatory remarks against her person accusing her, among others, of being sexually promiscuous and lacking in breeding — bases, it seems, for asserting that Prieto enjoyed none of the moral ascendancy expected of one who would make such remarks as those directed at the President.

Fans of President Aquino have a long history of resorting to non-sequitur, name-calling and personal attacks. This sort of behaviour had already been observed and well-documented as far back as the presidential campaign of 2009-2010, when supporters of then candidate Noynoy Aquino consistently failed to respond intelligently to the challenging and intellectually-stimulating questions of his detractors. A favourite comeback of Noynoy’s fans is to simply accuse those who beg to differ to Noynoy’s views of the world as being “paid hacks”…

Here’s pro-Noynoy logic at work: You criticise Noynoy = You are a paid hack. Full stop. End of discussion.

What’s our society gotten down to? You can’t have any real dialogue or conversation without being accused or labeled so and so with very little or no basis at all. I really think that [Aquino supporters] are just firing blanks and hoping the noise will scare us, because instead of giving us a rebuttal or use any real ammunition in Noynoy’s defense, it becomes easier to just dismiss us immediately.

The commotion drove a reportedly distressed Prieto to consider deleting her Twitter account (which she had already done once in the past). I wouldn’t do that if I were Prieto. Big-time celebrity that she is, I would’ve thought that the adulation she gets and the big bucks she earns would’ve built a bit of character and hardened her ego by now. Indeed, she would be better off taking all that with a grain of salt. I wrote a while back how Twitter is nothing more than a platform that brokers stampede-like behaviour in its users. Though oftentimes a powerful motivator of mass actions, the emergent outcomes of these do not have much intelligence underlying them…

The remarkable thing is that the power and illusory wisdom of emergent behaviour is generated by what essentially are comparatively unintelligent goals and immaterial physical effects of each individual in the collective.

Of course we can’t really expect Ms Francine Prieto to understand any of these concepts. For that matter, neither can we expect any of the same clueyness to come out of the Noynoy fans who attacked her online. But it’s all good to know just the same.


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But she has a point…who would want to date a bald and retard man?


Hahaha! These Noyites are so shallow. I’m bald; some girls like that and some girls don’t. What’s the big deal? It’s hilarious how they have to step up and defend his presumed hurt feelings from the subtle implication that there’s a very good and uncorrectable reason why he’s a 50-year-old bachelor.

Vincenzo B. Arellano

Hndi tlga maganda yan lalo pat npkganda ng pananaw kay Tito Noy ng mga Pilipino.


Eh so what kung bald siya. Hello. Pandak kaya tawag ng mga tao kay GMA. In both cases, it can only be insulting if the involved parties do not accept who they are. Plus, it’s the personal opinion of Francine. Paki ninyo kung ayaw nga naman niya talagang dumate ng panot. It’s just like saying “Ayaw ko magdate ng pangit” or “Ayaw ko magdate ng balbasin na lalake”. This just proves how shallow some (or most?) Filipinos have become.


Francine may not be referring to Noynoy’s physical appearance but to his mental vacancy. May punto sya di ba? 🙂


another evidence of Pinoys rejecting truth when its right before their eyes. He’s B-A-L-D anyone can see that. Francine didn’t say “Noynoy is bald therefore a dumbass” she just referred to a physical trait of Noynoy. So what?
I dont care if he’s disrespected coz he doesn’t act like a respectable individual, he talks like a commoner anyway.
Oh wait thats Noynoy, anything you say against him is blasphemy. Criticize him and you’ll get a load full of “witch-hunting mentality” of his supporters.
Oh well, the mob we’ll be on my door any moment…


Funny how a tweet from an actress is taken so damned seriously by the yellow army. As if their queen Kris Aquino never had indiscretions of her own.


Not just the baldness, Noynoy has no sex appeal nor the mental and physical intellect to make a woman happy. 🙁 hahaha


national symbols
US – Bald eagle
philippines – Bald president

hair today, gone tomorrow. power like hair is not forever.

bald is the new hair

“we are all born bald, baby”
telly savalas (kojak)


If your face is your fortune and your hair is your crowning glory, then p-noy is a bald bankrupt.


Freedom for tomatoes

Tomatoes are like the electorate – kept in the dark and fed bullsh#t/manure.
But tomatoes can teach us the difference between

Information – this is a tomato,

Knowledge – knowing that a tomato is a fruit
Wisdom – knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

And despite being bald they are useful when old and rotten – to throw at politicians.

Moral – i dont know. Ask a tomato. They think they are so smart.

Vincenzo B. Arellano

Tignan nyo, kaya hindi kumikita ang website na ito ksi laban kayo kay Tito Noy at kampi ni GLORIA. Kht foreigner wlang bumibisita dito eh. Why dont u start making articles about Glorias graft and corruption?


if this had been thailand or a dictatorship francine prieto would be in jail.
oh, thats next year.
king p-noy, i love you
have mercy – i have 72 children to feed


Pfft, give me a break yellow hordes. Even Charles and Camilla are called by some Canadians as “a boot and horseface”, and they’re already the royals.


masama naman talaga tawagin na panot si tito noy ni vincenzo kasi nagagalit ang mga yellowbees at mas masakit ang sting nila…



What else can one expect from yellow fans? Criticize Pnoy even objectively and they brand you a Pro-GMA. Sad to admit Pnoy has a large populist base to draw from and it’s scary.


hahhahahhaa… ito iyong blog na ayaw pumatol sa mga “adhominems”.. benign0 wala ka na bang makitang ibang topic worthy of your “genius?”


an innocuous comment and twitworld goes mad.
the twitter comments in response which tends to be used by the youth is pretty sad.
they seem to reflect an inbuilt anger and angst, a low level of tolerance, no respect for or understanding of free speech, subservience, and a complete lack of humour.
if that is the youth of today then god help the philippines tomorrow


I don’t think I’d call the guy that. But I’ll hand it to Francine… she’s got the “balls.” 😛


she was just saying she prefers not to date guys with receeding hairline, what’s wrong with that ? can’t anyone speak what’s on their minds anymore ?