With such rains that bombarded in the Metro Manila, one of the biggest issue that is now trending not only in the news but in several social networks like Facebook and Twitter that Christopher Lao –submerge his car on flood and got his interview on GMA-7’s news 24 Oras.
Christopher Lao is a UP Law student whose YouTube video went viral that currently went up to 161,197 views. In the video, Lao tried to drove his car into deep flood waters in Quezon City.
A transcript of the video was kindly provided:
Lao: I think this a problem with the traffic enforcers as well and the MMDA, because they should have already blocked the road.
Reporter: Hindi mo ba alam na ganun ka siyang malalim?
Lao: Wala! Kasi tingnan mo oh, who will tell me, who will tell me? Really? Did you guys even tell me?
Reporter: Ah well, nandito kami [sa kabila ng baha]…
Lao: Oh yun, sino ba yung mga nandoon?
Reporter: …na-surprise nga kami… [unintelligible]
Lao: Eh sino yung mga nandoon sa side na yun? Did, did anyone tell—Wala! No one even stopped! Nobody informed! It’s like, people were waiting for someone to just do that. (Glares at reporter)
Reporter: Pero hindi mo ba na-realize na malalim?
Lao: Why do you info—why do i—Bakit ako? Diba? (laughs ironically) Dapat i-inform, i-inform, I should have been informed, yun lang yun.
And as the video goes hit in YouTube several videos like the reaction of Hitler in Christopher Lao’s “caught-our-attention” clip.
I don’t wanna judge him on whatever you call on his actions in the flood but one thing that bothers me is that, why this thing is such a big deal for any body?! C’mon! move on!
However, I don’t symphatize that way Lao’s action on his car stunt in the flood along mother ignacia in QC. Here’s the official statement of Lao on his current issues:
Official Statement from Christopher Lao
4 August 2011
The past few days have been very disheartening for me and my family. As you know I have been a subject of a viral video that showed my helplessness during a trying moment. As it stands right now, I have several hate pages in Facebook and Twitter with hurtful and derogatory messages attacking my person. The reputation that I built the past years has been besmirched. A bad day has now turned into wounded feelings and sleepless nights for me and my family.
I have been silent the past few days as I want this to go away soon but not before saying sorry and thank you to people who matter.
I would like to apologize for my behavior that was seen on nationwide television and now on the internet. It was unfortunate that I was caught on camera immediately after an overwhelmingly stressful mishap.
I would like to again sincerely thank those who braved the flood to help a distraught stranger like me. Their selfless act reminded me of how dependable Filipinos are in times of crisis.
Lastly, I would like to thank my family, friends and all of those who showed empathy, consideration and support throughout these trying times. You have given me strength and courage to rise above and be a better person.
Official Statement released via Marlon Cornelio.
It’s good that he acknowledges his faults, and I hope he learned a lot from this torture.