Netizens continue to have a field day pitting Jessy Mendiola and Angel Locsin against each other.
Jessy is, of course, Luis Manzano's present girlfriend and Angel is his immediate past.
The baiting in social media began when Angel, who has always sported long hair, cut her hair very short because, it was said, her hair had been ruined in a salon.
It happened that, also around that time, Jessy posted on Instagram a throwback picture of herself sporting short hair from two years ago.
This was followed by their posts where the girls were both seen swimming.
Here is Angel's post of January 22.
Here is Jessy's post of February 18.
Lately, even the ice-cream posts of the two actresses were interpreted by netizens as part of the contest between the two.
Here is Angel's post of March 15, as she greeted a friend celebrating a birthday.
Here is Jessy's post of April 2, as she and Luis Manzano enjoyed a Japan trip.
In an interview with Jessy by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and Cinema News last Wednesday, April 19, on the set of Minute To Win It at the ABS-CBN complex, we asked how she felt about constantly being pitted against Angel.
“Di ko naman talaga nakikita yun, naka-block ako sa kanya, naka-block din siya sa akin.
“Saka bakit naman namin gagawin yun?
“I’m sure kahit sa kanya, bakit niya gagawin yun?
“No sense at all. I think people lang talaga na talagang nagsasabong lang,” Jessy said.
According to Jessy, the bashing she and Luis have been getting has toned down, compared to when they were first linked to each other.
Said she, “Actually, marami nang nagtatanggol sa amin ngayon.
“Kumbaga, ganun naman talaga, e.
“Pag may nangyari, pagka may mga balita na bago, parang ang nangyayari, ngayon lang ‘yan.
"Pagkalipas ng panahon, mawawala din.”
In a separate interview, PEP asked Luis about the never-ending issue.
Shrugging, Luis said, “Wala, sabi ko nga, hanggang Internet lang ‘yan.
“Kasi sinasabi ng mga tao, marami kaming bashers, pero lahat ng labas namin sa public place, wala pang nakakasabi nun sa mukha namin dahil hanggang Internet lang kayo."
To those that won't stop bashing him and Jessy, this is what Luis had to say, "They are what’s wrong with this world.
"Ang naghahanap ng mali, makakahanap ng mali.
"Pag nag-post siya ng kulay na puti, hahanapan pa yun ng mali.
"Kapag nag-post ng kahit ano pa, literal na kahit ano pa, ang taong naghahanap ng mali, maghahanap ng mali.”