Tulad ng fashion designer na si Boyet Fajardo, target ngayon ng mga pagbatikos si Jacqueline "Jacque" Bermejo, ang OFW mula sa Dubai na pinararatangan na naging insensitive at nag-commit ng public slur laban sa mga Filipino dahil sa kanyang Facebook shoutout nang hagupitin ng bagyong Ondoy ang Pilipinas.
Ikinagalit ng Facebook users ang shoutout na ito na naka-post sa account ni Jacque: "buti n lng am hir in dubai! maybe so many sinners bak der! so yeah deserving wat hapend!"
Galit na galit kay Jacque ang ating mga kababayan kaya dinagsa siya ng mga pagbatikos at pananakot.
Isang grupo ng concerned Filipino citizens ang nagpadala ng appeal letter kay Robeen R. Kobeen, ang Head of Design-Operational Partner ng CasaPrestige at employer ni Jacque sa Dubai para kondenahin ang kanyang ginawa.
JACQUE'S STATEMENT. Mariin namang pinabulaanan ni Jacque ang mga bintang sa kanya. Ipinaliwanag niya na wala siyang kinalaman sa statement na naka-post sa kanyang "na-hack" na Facebook account.
Sa interview kay Jacque ng ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau na ipinalabas kagabi, Sept. 30, sa TV Patrol World, sinabi ng OFW na biktima siya ng hacker na ginamit din ang kanyang katauhan sa ibang social networking sites tulad ng Multiply at Friendster para awayin ang mga kaibigan niya.
Idinagdag pa ni Jacque na nagsumbong na siya sa Dubai Police na nagpayo sa kanya na magbukas ng bagong Facebook account.
Gumawa rin ng official statement si Jacqueline na ipinost niya sa Yahoo groups. Narito ang kabuuan ng kanyang pahayag:
"I am issuing this statement to clear my name in the current controversy in which I allegedly posted a highly insensitive and offensive message on the social networking website, Facebook, in relation to the victims of typhoon Ondoy that recently struck parts of the Philippines.
"About two years ago, an anonymous source created these accounts using my identity, posting my personal details, my real pictures captioned roughly and attacking other people. Because of these incidents, I reported such abuses and sent my credentials to the administrators of such sites, particularly Facebook. I have been abused and am still being abused online in social networking websites such as Facebook, Friendster, Multiply etc.
"In the early stages, I was advised by close friends to ignore the situation, saying this would simply go away. Unfortunately, it has not stopped. Hence, I filed a complaint with the Dubai Police about eight months ago hoping they could help me with my problem. Should anyone wish to check my statement, my case is still under investigation with said authorities.
"Time passed and these sites continued to generate malicious, obscene and cruel messages that are widely exposed and relayed to the public under my name.
"Yesterday, September 27th 2009, I received phone calls from my close friends regarding very alarming posts in the above mentioned websites that directly offended flood victims as a result of typhoon Ondoy.
"These malicious statement(s) which are posted under account names Jacque or Jackie are not of my doing. It is unfortunate that such statements were maliciously attributed to me and I do sympathize and understand the adverse and somehow verbally violent reaction that has been elicited by such insensitive statements or posts. Rest assured, I have taken every legal step that can be done in this regard.
"I too, have become a victim as those who may have their lives and properties to such a devastating natural calamity. This recent controversy has greatly affected my reputation, my family, and my friends. I am devastated and shocked at the extent my character, my personal information and private space has been violated.
"I have a deep respect and regard for my country. I am proud to be a Filipino and I would never say or do anything to harm the interest of my country or countrymen. I have also had the privilege or participating in civic-oriented activities in Dubai, particularly in trying to help my fellow countrymen seek employment during the height of mass layoffs brought about by the ongoing financial global financial crisis, as well as seeking employment for the first time.
"Making a mockery of any unfortunate incidents befalling any of my fellow Filipinos is simply contrary to my character. I condemn the person or persons behind these malicious acts to impute damage on my integrity and I hope that you can dig deep into your hearts and minds to truly find the truth in all these.
POKWANG'S TWITTER ENTRIES. Nadadawit din ang pangalan ng comedienne na si Pokwang sa kontrobersiya na kinasasangkutan ni Jacque.
Ipinahayag ni Pokwang sa Twitter account nito na inaaway at pinagbibintangan siya ni Jacque na nagpalaki ng gulo kaya marami ang nagagalit sa OFW.
Ito ang mga nakakagay sa Twitter account ni Pokwang:
"Nagpa-interview na sya sa news sa Dubai daig pa artista sa drama nya hahaaha sya pa ngayon ang biktima kasi tinatakot dw sya
"Ipagdasal natin ang mga kagaya ni jacque bermejo na sana lagi silang maliligtas sa ano mang trahedya dhil kpag nangyari yon mala2 cguro!
"Visit sa facebook just type jacque bermejo!! hmp!! baka gusto rin mag artista!! papansiiinnnn!"