So now a certain Maria Josephina Vergina “Jover” Laurio has come out and revealed herself as the person behind the Yellowtard blog Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB). This is after a series of exposés published by blogger RJ Nieto (a.k.a. “Thinking Pinoy”) on the inner workings behind a vast network of anti-government blogs and fake news sites that ultimately led to emergence of strong evidence that Laurio is behind PAB.
Now, in a post published on PAB today, Laurio declares Ako si PAB, Oh Eh Ano Ngayon? (“I am PAB, so what?”). Apparently, contrary to Laurio brushing this off as something that does not pass her So What? Test, the revelation is a big deal considering it is quite evident that Laurio would have preferred to remain anonymous had she not been outed by Nieto and his posse of Die-hard Duterte Supporters (DDS). As expected, the all-too-familiar victim card favoured by the Yellowtards is now in play in full force with Laurio describing a barrage of online harassment she had copped since being outed…
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Isa lang ordinaryong tao si PAB, na araw-araw binabash ngayon sa social media ni Thinking Pinoy a. k. a. RJ Nieto and his minions.
Etong week na to was the hardest for me and my family. Nag file na ako ng leave of absence from work because of the threats and hate messages I have been receiving from my personal account both from Twitter and Facebook. I have filed a leave of absence from school too.
These people are trying to destroy my life by exposing my picture, my real name and my school. Araw-araw the attacks are escalating. Siguro lahat ng klase ng pambabalahura naranasan ko na from DDS minions. Nanay ko naapektuhan na but she said “laban lang”.
As Jover Laurio, I was crying everyday. As PAB I tried to be brave and continue blogging. But I think it is time for me to fight back. Lahat ng pambabastos nila need to stop. May hangganan pala ang lahat. Oras na para lumaban.
This is, of course, a perfect recipe for the sort of victim-cum-hero that Yellowtards tend to rally around. Never mind that Laurio speaks and writes in a deeply jolog-accented Taglish sprinkled liberally with pedestrian jejemon-speak. Already, a who’s-who of the cream of Yellowtard society is now grooming Laurio to be the next Yellow Joan of Arc — one to be held up as the latest Opposition pin-up for their so-called “anti-tyranny” crusades. Ironic, considering members of this crème de la crème circle of the Yellowtard cliques are mostly made up of the private Catholic school set who, behind closed doors in their private soirées, routinely make people like Laurio the butt of jokes and the object of harsh grammar policing.
Of course, Yellowtards will not let a bit of hypocrisy get in the way of a good “activist” circus.
At the other side of the tracks, Laurio and her lot in the dark (and definitely less Jesuit-educated) underbelly of Yellowtard society, is not above making use of private information to harass their own adversaries. Back in the day, Laurio had, herself, dangled threats to make use of private information to elicit the same reaction from folks who dared challenge their divinely-endorsed positions on most political and social issues.
One of the favourite lines of attack against Get Real Post (GRP) writers taken by Laurio and her ilk is ye ol’ “Marcos paid hack” accusation. Without a single shred of evidence, Yellowtards like Laurio had arbitrarily decided, for example, that some GRP writers are “paid” to write by the Marcoses. Funny the way things turn out seeing the trove of photos of Laurio hobnobbing with a who’s-who of Yellowtard top honchos now spreading like wildfire over the Net. Still quite circumstantial as evidence goes, of course, but still. If it poses like a toad, selfies like a toad, and looks like a toad, then it must be a toad.
Nonetheless, she along with other Yellowtards have for some time been making it a contest for social media status amongst themselves to produce and exchange private information about people critical to the Yellowtard cause. The lengths to which they would bandy around their stolen trophies are legendary, making veiled threats about knowing family and friends, the whereabouts of one’s children, even exchanging factoids about the health and medical condition of some people.
Indeed, in the case of the latter, one of the people in Laurio’s camp — a doctor — is the subject of a complaint filed with Davao Doctors’ Hospital where he is seemingly employed. Whoever is behind their Twitter account, @DvoDocHospital, promised to investigate the matter and update us on the results of that investigation by email. To date, we have not received the promised email.
The bottomline is that Yellowtards have long been known to be acutely selective in the “virtues” they apply to their so-called “activism” and “advocacies”. They are selective in their feminism, selective in their anti-electoral-fraud advocacy, selective in their crusade against “fake news”, and selective in their “decency”. In the case of Laurio, she is el primo grade in her hypocrisy and does not exhibit the grace under fire that we in Get Real Post exhibited at a time when we were at the other end of a Yellowtard campaign to discredit and attract harassment to our persons.
Not to put too fine a point to it, but Pinoy Ako Blog is a Yellowtard blog. It is presumptuous in naming itself in a manner that leads Filipinos to believe that Yellowtards hold a monopoly on being Pinoy. Yet, in reality, it is anything but representative of what the Pinoy aspires to be. We see it in the writing style Laurio applies to her work in PAB — incoherent, lacking in intelligence, lacking in grace, and totally bereft of intellectual integrity and honesty. It is nothing more than a screech site — an epicentre of intellectual bankruptcy that small minds gravitate to in order to assure themselves that there is social acceptance — even blessedness — in ignorance. Perhaps that is what makes Laurio’s “God” an “amazing” one (as she proudly proclaims on her now-locked Twitter profile). Indeed, Yellowtards worship an “amazing God” — one that is so infinite in forgiveness of ignorance, hypocrisy, and primitivism as to assure us that people like Laurio will persist in a society that true progress may for a long time elude.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.