'Amalayer' girl cries foul over cyberbullying

Posted at 11/14/12 9:31 PM

Salvosa: Bugbog na bugbog na ako

MANILA, Philippines – The woman caught on video berating a security guard at the Santolan station of the LRT Line 2 on Tuesday has cried foul, saying she has become a victim of cyberbullying.

In an interview on GMA-7, Paula Jamie Salvosa said she feels bad that the video has gone viral on the Internet, with many criticizing her.

She said the matter should have been resolved privately.

Salvosa has gotten flak online from netizens decrying her tirade, and even lady guard Sharon Mae Casinas has not been immune from criticism.

Salvosa said her aunt has been rushed to the hospital because of what happened and her parents have also become worried.

“I deactivated my Facebook, I deactivated my Twitter account. I wanted to keep mum about the whole thing but sobra na po, bugbog na bugbog na ako. Everybody commits mistakes. May perfect po ba sa mundo? Wala naman eh,” she said.

While she admitted that she indeed raised her voice, Salvosa said the situation could have ended in a different way if the security guard showed humility.

“Sabi niya ‘Ma’am, anong problema mo?’ Ganoon ang tono niya. So sumagot ako hindi ko ide-deny ang tono ko. ‘You are my problema,’ ang sabi ko,” she said.

“Nag-apologize siya sa akin, ganito siya nag-sorry: ‘Eh di sorry na lang po, sorry na lang po.’ Parang ang sa akin I don’t think I deserve that kind of apology,” she added.

Salvosa also claimed that she only snapped when Casinas grabbed her left arm.

“Tapos, ito ‘yon, hinablot niya ako sa left arm ko and I don’t know kung makikita pa rin siya but I have a bruise to prove that. Medyo malabo lang siya but I have [a bruise]. Grinab niya ako. Doon pumitik, doon ako nag-snap kasi grinab niya nga ako,” she said.

Casinas has apologized to Salvosa.

In a statement issued by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) on Wednesday, Casinas said she is sorry for whatever she did that was deemed offensive by Salvosa.