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Pia Wurtzbach shrugs off hate comments from bashers; admits she’s used to being bashed even before her Miss Universe days

As seen in her subsequent tweets, she used her platform to encourage everyone to vote.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach ridiculed her bashers after she urged everyone to register and vote in the upcoming 2022 elections.

The Pinay Beauty Queen said in a tweet last Tuesday, that she has been on the critics’ radar long before she entered the prestigious pageant five years ago and she is already accustomed to the bashing.

“Pag bukas ko ng Twitter ko nagdagsaan nanaman yung mga bashers. Hahaha. Sanay na sanay na po ako sa ganito. Noon pa man ay binabash na ko, even before Miss U.”

She shared that one thing that she has learned after earning the crown and her platform is to never be afraid to speak on what is right, “I learned that you should never be afraid to speak your mind especially when you know it’s right.”

The latest attack of bashers came after she tweeted negatively about U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton who was given an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Pemberton was convicted for killing transgender woman Jennifer Laude.

After the said tweet, 2015 Miss Universe urged her fans and supporters to register for and vote in the 2022 election, Pia has consistently urged her followers to register and exercise their right to vote in the 2022 presidential election.

As seen in her subsequent tweets, she used her platform to encourage everyone to vote.

Back in 2014, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of murdering Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a Filipino trans woman.

But on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned Pemberton after just serving about just half of his sentence. The pardon came in the middle of a legal battle over the early release from jail of Pemberton.

According to the President, Pemberton was treated unfairly after his actions while in custody and was not properly checked by the Philippine authorities for good behavior time credits, “Pag walang record di mo malaman kung nabilang ba o hindi. Pag ka ganon hindi kasalanan ni Pemberton. He is not required to keep a record of his own and characterize his behavior while inside the prison.”

Because of this verdict, this sparked negative reactions and remarks from netizens and personalities on how unfair and biased the laws are under the current Duterte Administration.


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