Gina Alajar versus the Buzz

 Nayong may threat ng demanda ang mga nagsulat ng tungkol kay Manny Pacquiao at Krista Ranillo ay nagpapasahan ng responsibilidad sa pagkakalabas ng tsismis sa media.

Si Gina Alajar ay humihingi ng apology sa The Buzz sa pagkakakopya ng kaniyang entry sa Facebook.

Instead of acceding to Gina Alajar’s demand for public apology over the use of her Facebook shout-out in one of its segments, ABS-CBN Sunday talk show, “The Buzz,” held its ground and aired the opinions of media practitioners and celebrities alike---as with that of a lawyer---about using Facebook.

The show defined the term “shout-out” that is used in the social networking site according to Merriam-Webster. “Shout-out,” as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “a brief expression of greeting or praise given especially on a broadcast or audio recording.” Its synonyms, if used as a verb, are “announce” and “make public.”

It is recalled that Gina posted on her Facebook account the following shout-out about husband and wife Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao and starlet Krista Ranillo.

“If I were Jinkee Pacquiao, I would not give up Manny… Krista Ranillo is not at all worth it!”

To bolster their argument, “The Buzz” featured celebrities invariably agreeing with the Merriam-Webster definition of “shout-out.” Some, including Diether Ocampo, Lea Salonga, Ai-Ai de las Alas and Nikki Gil, said that the social networking site is “public property, so I guess we just have to be responsible.”

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