- Yeng Constantino earned the ire of netizens and medical professionals.
- Yeng posted on her Facebook account and YouTube channel the name and picture of the doctor who attended to her husband in Siargao.
After posting her and her husband’s horrific experience in Siargao, netizens especially those in the medical professions have come together to call out Yeng Constantino.
On Friday, July 19, Kapamilya singer Yeng Constantino took to Facebook and posted their experience in a Siargao hospital. While lamenting the agony that they had gone through, Yeng shamed the doctor who attended to her husband Yan.
In her post, Yeng named the doctor and posted her picture for allegedly lacking empathy. She also vlogged the same experience on her YouTube channel.
That act didn’t sit well with netizens, especially medical professionals.
One of the medical staff in the hospital also took to social media to call out Yeng for posting their faces in her vlog without getting their consent or permission.
Ces Santos, one of the medical students present at the hospital, said while she understands Yeng’s frustrations, the medical staff did all they could do to attend to her husband. She also said that Yeng could have just used her platform to raise awareness on the plight and conditions of rural hospitals instead of blaming and shaming the medical professionals.
Hello Ms. Yeng,I am one of the med students who were with the doctor from Gen Luna who assisted your husband when he…
Under R.A. 10175, sharing of photos or videos of any staff or patient inside a hospital via social media is prohibited. And hospital staff shaming can fall under cyber libel which could mean a minimum of six years imprisonment.
Meanwhile, here are other netizens and medical professionals who shared their sentiments and reactions to Yeng’s doctor shaming.
Yung "traumatic experience" mo ay araw-araw na kalbaryo ng mahihirap. Hindi ka special.
Di mo naintindihan bakit kampante yung doktor? Sana kinausap mo.
Pero hindi. Sa publiko ka naglabas ng reklamo. Mali yun.
Tinulungan ka. Sana tumulong ka rin. Sayang. https://t.co/TEontBbFhF
— doc gene (@genenisperos) July 20, 2019
Not even an apology @YengPLUGGEDin ! You still feel you're entitled with the awareness of the issue you raised on what is lacking on medical facilities. Ignore padin pagkahabang entry ni Congressman about cyberbullying.👏 #NoToDoctorShaming #YengConstantinoIsGoingToJailParty pic.twitter.com/gJtj02avnH
— claudia b.🦄 (@meteukiss) July 21, 2019
Tangina ni Yeng Constantino lakas mag doctor shaming because the doctor didn’t lose her composure.
If you buy a gadget, first thing you do is read its manual. Same thing with any medical device, even an infrascanner. 🙄
You are a nothing but a cyberbully. #bye
— mae 🤍🐢🍬🎈 (@maesaur) July 19, 2019
I’m wonderin how that doctor is feeling right now :(( She worked hard to become a great doctor only to be shamed for a function not within her scope of practice, yet she did what she could. Akala ata ni @YengPLUGGEDin mukhang St. Luke’s lahat ng ospital sa Pilipinas.
— Ross Angelo Negrillo (@halipaross) July 20, 2019
Under the RA 10173. Bawal ang ginawa mo @YengPLUGGEDin sana nagreklamo ka without dropping names.
What is the violaton that the doctor did? Kasi hindi siya nagpanic? Cause she read the manual before using the new equipment?
— SONE-AH (@OutsiderLooksIn) July 20, 2019
— Meldy Jane Sanico (@melditakoo) July 21, 2019
— Nhur Kalinggalan (@fab_nhur) July 21, 2019
Maliit man po ang boses ko pero bilang part ng isang medical team (im a nurse), i will stand by my ground and say that Ms. @YengPLUGGEDin should apologized to this doctor for publicly shaming her on social media about the incident in Siargao. #NoToDoctorShaming pic.twitter.com/UTHkeigdXI
— Saint Archi (@saint_archi22) July 20, 2019
— James Malala, MD (@jadmalala) July 20, 2019
A painful case for reflection from both sides. One lesson from this is that in a vulnerable setting, our first instinct should be to take care of each other. Also to appreciate that in an emergency situation, any resource directed to you is a diversion from someone else.
— Dr Kathy Reyes (@DrKathyReyes) July 20, 2019
And for you, @YengPLUGGEDin , I understood the part where you got ill at ease coz you know nothing about what’s happening with your husband. But I hope you remedy the hurt you did. You hurt us all. Stop creating more damages from our damaged health care system.
— jernarvasa (@jernarvasa) July 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Yeng has already apologized to the doctor and all the medical professionals who have been affected by her post.
In a Facebook post, Monday, July 22, Yeng admitted her mistake and said that she will be more responsible next time.
Regarding the Siargao incident, yung mga recent posts ko was brought about by my high emotions dahil sa nangyari sa…