‘Pa-trending ka!’: Pokwang laments Baninay Bautista’s late vlog upload about being COVID-19 positive

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Pokwang criticized Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate-turned-vlogger Baninay Bautista for not clearly indicating that her vlog about being COVID-19 positive was a late upload, saying it has caused panic in her household.

Baninay on Tuesday shared the link of her most recent YouTube vlog on Twitter, which she simply captioned “I AM POSITIVE”.

Pokwang in a tweet on Wednesday lashed out at an unidentified vlogger whom she said has already tested negative and recovered from the coronavirus but just recently released the video about her health ordeal online.

“Dahil sa vlog mo nag panic kami p**ah ka! E late upload naman yan at negative naman result mo last Aug. 2! ‘Wag mong gawin pagkaperahan yang nag ka covid ka, may nalalaman kapa na update update sa mga ganap sayo e negative na nga diba? Nangdamay ka pa ng nerbios at gastos!” wrote Pokwang. 

In a series of tweets, Pokwang later on directly called out Baninay whom she said had guested in her new TV5 show last August 16, but did not mention that her vlog was a delayed upload. 

Pokwang said that Baninay tested positive for COVID-19 last July 21, but has already recovered on August 2. 

“Hoy Baninay wag mong pagkaperahan yang clickbait mo para lang dumami views mo! Negative kana diba last Aug. 2?? July 21 ka nagkasakit tapos Aug. 2 ok ka na negative ka na! Aug. 16 naglaro ka samin nagpanic kami kanina dahil di mo sinabi sa vlog mo na late upload nayan! Pa trending ka!”

Pokwang further expressed that the vlog caused undue worry, especially that she has an 80-year-old mother and two-year-old child in the house. 

“Hindi mo alam ang panic na ginawa mo samin Baninay! May anak ako at nanay na 80 yrs old! Sana sinabi mo agad sa vlog mo na nag negative kana last Aug. 2 dahil Aug. 16 nag guest ka sa gameshow! Hindi mo alam pakiramdam ng isang ina na sobrang nag aalala sa ganitong pandemic!”

Pokwang then retweeted a netizen’s reply to her tweet, saying that Baninay has already edited a comment in her vlog with the disclaimer: “This (was) filmed July 21, 2020.”

In a separate tweet, Pokwang called on vloggers to be responsible. 

After Pokwang’s tweets blew up on Twitter, Baninay tweeted: “I DO NOT TOLERATE ANY KIND OF DISCRIMINATION TO COVID PATIENTS, FRONTLINERS & EVEN SURVIVORS.”

She added, “This is one of the main reasons why we delayed the upload of our videos. We waited until everything went well. Thank you for all the love & prayers, stay safe everyone.”

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
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