Nov 16, 2012

The Amalayer Trending


A video of a woman berating a lady security guard inside the LRT 2- Santolan station has gone viral Tuesday night and created a new buzzword: "Amalayer", which came from the passenger's pronunciation of "I'm a liar."

The video was originally posted by a certain Gregory Paulo Llamoso on his Facebook account, showed Paula Jamie Salvosa making a scene at the LRT station allegedly after the guard called her attention for passing the wrong entrance. The rest of the story was not caught on video yet it has been spreading in social networks with a hashtags #amalayer.




"CAUGHT ON MY CAMERA: "RUDE Passenger Humiliate a Lady Guard" I was about to leave Santolan LRT Station kanina, but a loud voice caught my attention and all the people present there, ang lakas ng boses niya even she was small..Buti nalang the Lady Guard exhibited the right behavior. She did not fight back and she just kept cool and said her sorry. She didn't even utter foul words against the bully passenger. I dont know the side of the story but some Bystander told me na sinita siya ng Lady Guard kasi mali ang pinasukan niyang way but the passengers behavior surprised me, sobrang degrading naman yung ginawa niya sa Lady Guard her arrogance and misplaced sense is a living proof that being a true woman requires more than just privileged education and breeding parang siya ang walang pinag-aralan in that case sayang hindi ko alam school niya.. pinuntahan ko nalang yung Head ng security and suggested na dalhin sa office yung babaeng nagwawala hindi in public, nagkaroon tuloy ng Scandal dun na really an unacceptable behavior...I don't care how this incident started, nobody has the right to treat another person--especially one who's merely performing a low-paying job just to put food on the table--this way. GUSTO KO SANA IPADALA SA TV PATROL/24 ORAS hehe © GREGORY LLAMOSO (Bayan Patroller)" 

Just so to speak my mind, though a lot of people would probably want to kick my ass off after this and I maybe against those netizens decrying her tirade, still I think Public shouldn't make a big deal out this especially since they DON'T KNOW the whole story.

Just a few months ago Filipino Netizens are advocating against the  House Bill 5496, otherwise known as the "Anti-Bullying Act " and look what they are doing now. A simple issue of a miscommunication that just happened to be caught on a video and everyone is making a fuse about it and even broadcasting it without even digging the reason behind the story. Our country has a bunchful of society issues that are more relevant to discuss than going gaga over this "Amalayer" video.




I don't agree with what Paula said and what she did but honestly, everyone of us is capable of making that kind of outburst. The only difference is that we weren't caught on video, and unluckily she was. In reality there are really security guards who are also abusive with words, pushy and disrespectful, and i have encountered some of them at one point. Maybe the lady guard really did something wrong and the girl reacted excessively. Though this is not an excuse but maybe the girl is just having a bad day and same with the lady guard. Maybe they just both snapped and everything went out of the proportion. This is just a typical scenario in a typical day to day life - a person became impatient, lost her cool and ended up berating someone - so why the heck make a fused out of it and take a video, broadcast it and post it online without even getting the real story first?
"I dont know the side of the story but some Bystander told me na sinita siya ng Lady Guard kasi mali ang pinasukan niyang way but the passengers behavior surprised me.."

I find this whole thing very unfortunate and i really pity Paula. She may have overreacted but so did the person who posted the video. With this incident... as if anyone has the right to take a video of anyone who has been pissed off with someone or something and post it in any social networks and join the wagon of the stupid "trend" of irresponsibly posting something that might be viral just so to have the "fame" of getting it online. We should be aware that, while anyone is free to take pictures or videos, he or she must be responsible with it and must not abuse that right. And whoever got a photo or video of anyone else, He shouldn't use it to hurt, humiliate or embarrass other people and worst ruin other people's life.
"..I don't care how this incident started, nobody has the right to treat another person--especially one who's merely performing a low-paying job just to put food on the table--this way. GUSTO KO SANA IPADALA SA TV PATROL/24 ORAS hehe © GREGORY LLAMOSO (Bayan Patroller)"

Now, the news said that she was already kicked out from her school. Being hated publicly is already too much of a punishment, what more to be kicked out unfairly? 


"... parang siya ang walang pinag-aralan in that case sayang hindi ko alam school niya"

The school in this case shouldn't be drag in the story because it is only between two different parties, and i think the issue about how she was brought up by her family shouldn't be tackled as well because it's all irrelevant.There are a lot of factors to be considered which can affect and influence our behaviour and emotions. Judging her and her life as an individual based on this video is totally unfair when we actually don't even know her personally. This, I believe is just a perfect example of CYBERBULLYING.


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UPDATES: 

With these events happening all over the local media, Paula finally surfaced to defend herself.
Reached by GMA News, Salvosa said she is willing to resolve the issue with the security guard, identified as Sharon Mae Casinas, though it was the lady guard who raised her voice initially.

"Sabi n'ya sa 'kin, sumigaw, 'Miss, anong problema mo?' Sabi ko sa kanya, you are my problem!" she said. 

Salvosa added that the guard, grabbed her arm. "Sabi ko, bakit? You have no right to drag me!" Nagagalit ako kasi she grabbed me!"

Salvosa said she would not have reacted that way if the guard had treated her well. For her part, Casinas said she asked the woman to put her bag though the X-ray machine for proper inspection. However, Salvosa began raising her voice. Casinas, on the other hand, said she remained calm despite the humiliation.

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Paula doesn't deserve to have her life or her future ruined and put her whole family to shame just because of this incident. Gregory Paulo Llamoso uploaded a video which didn't tell the whole story or even reflect the first part of it. It was just a one-sided story and without any basis. I don't even get it why he has brought the video into a wider and broader audience. I think this guy is a typical opportunist who just wanted to be make a name for himself at the expense of others by humiliating and disrespecting other people's privacy.

He just ruined a life, I just hope he's now happy with it. Awwww by the way, this "epal" guy is a registered nurse and an aspiring singer who's claiming to be a Billy Crawford look-alike, auditioned on ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. Now no wonder WHY he did something like this and why is he trying hard to be known and famous. Tsk Tsk Tsk...




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