- Kim Chiu reacts that she is a proud Cebuano to a post of a certain netizen on Twitter
- The Chinita Princess appears as guest host on It’s Showtime and her tandem with Vice Ganda is incredibly hilarious
- The netizen’s post is a comment against the Twitter post of Director Erik Matti regarding the street food of Cebu
- Many netizens left counter remarks at Matti’s posts
The way she fluently speaks Bisaya, to the way she expresses her love for the Cebuano culture, Chinita Princess and former PBB Housemate Kim Chiu is undeniably a proud Cebuano. And she will show it in all ways possible.
Just recently, Kim reacted that she is a proud Cebuano to a tweet posted by a certain netizen regarding what Director Erik Matti tweeted about Cebu’s street food.
On Twitter, Kim wrote, “no matter what, proud CEBUANA here.”
Chiu appears on It’s Showtime hosting with Vice Ganda. With their hilarious side comments and jokes, their tandem really gives us a hard laugh. Aside from this, she is set to star with his real-life partner Xian Lim in a television series titled, “Love Thy Woman” under Dreamscape Production.
Erik Matti against Twitter world regarding comments about Cebu Street Food
The intriguing post of the netizen rooted from the comment of the award-winning director Erik Matti about the street food in Cebu was showcased in the Netflix episode, Cebu.
The netizen wrote, “For someone who made a movie in the slums of MNL, Erik Matti sure got some nerve calling Cebu’s streetfood poverty porn.”
For someone who made a movie in the slums of MNL, Erik Matti sure got some nerve calling Cebu's streetfood poverty porn
— kristiana (@kristianarule) April 29, 2019
I just wish the rest of the country would've celebrated the episode. Instead, these people basically labeled Cebu's food as 'bizarre' and trashed the narratives of the people behind the food by calling the episode poverty porn.
— kristiana (@kristianarule) April 30, 2019
Director Matti, on the other hand, just shared his views regarding the eel bakasi- a Cebuano street food that was showcased in the episode and thought that maybe there could have been other street food that is more perfect to represent the country and the Filipino culture.
The question I wanted to ask was: given all street food in cebu and the entire Philippines, is the eel bakasi the best and most important street food to showcase from our country to the world? Chinese lumpia as another street food entry in the episode. Ilocano fried empanada…
— Erik Matti (@ErikMatti) April 29, 2019
Due to contrasting views, many netizens especially the Cebuano people took his words negatively and lashed out at Matti’s posts. Mostly gave poor remarks regarding his posts.
Because they are featuring CEBU steeet foods.
Street foods that are not known nationally, but loved by Cebuanos.
They're doing a documentary on CEBU street foods, and do you think it is appropriate to feature "Ilocos Empanada"?
Shame on you.
— Claireiity (@bunot) April 30, 2019
The story simply shows a certain "exotic" food, which can be seen in many common streets in the region of Cebu, that doesnt represents the country's finest street food. And lechon is NOT A STREET FOOD here in Cebu.
— Kristel Sors (@kristeltells) April 30, 2019
"Ilocano fried empanada is much more truly Filipino." Ano ang pamantayan natin ng street food? kung ganon, banana cue na sana. Q lang, bakit hindi Filipino ang regional food? Bakit nitpicky pag regional pero kung manila, walang reklamo? Filipino lang ba kami when it's convenient?
— Chai Fonacier (@bansheerabidcat) April 29, 2019