Sharon Cuneta takes a break from Twitter

MANILA, Philippines - After being active on Twitter since she joined in January 2012, megastar Sharon Cuneta has gone quiet on the social networking site after posting a series of cryptic messages on her account Monday, March 19.  

Cuneta's last tweet hinted at a possible hiatus from Twitter.   

Isang iyak lang ito. Hintayin nyo pagbawi ng strength ko at ganyan ako ever since. I love you Sharonians. Maraming salamat sa inyo. (Let me just cry this out. Wait for me, I’ll regain my strength as I always do. I love you Sharonians. Thank you very much)

The megastar’s outrage looks to have come as a result of online bullying aimed at Cuneta and her daughter KC Concepcion. Cuneta’s timeline is filled with messages from random twitter users with personal attacks against the actress.

Some have gone as far as posting photos of a woman who looks like KC Concepcion in various sexual poses.

Cuneta claims die-hard fans of TV network ABS-CBN, and fans of actor Piolo Pascual are behind the “bashing.” Cuneta has joined TV5.

Concepcion’s recent breakup with Piolo Pascual has sparked controversy after Concepcion’s tearful tell-all on the ABS-CBN showbiz talk show “The Buzz.”

Many believe that the statements made by Concepcion during that interview alluded to Pascual’s sexuality. 

Cuneta recently issued a threat on Twitter: “Since you won't stop bashing me and my daughter and it's all the same to you -- maybe it's time I talk and tell the whole REAL story. Okay?”

Another recent tweet by Cuneta could also be a hint in that direction.

Cuneta, who is known to reply to all her fans who message her on Twitter, went on the offensive Monday, replying to bullies with words like “engot” and “bakla.”

Some users, not used to Cuneta using that language, thought her account was hacked. But Cuneta was quick to stress that she was angered by rude and offensive tweets.   

Cuneta tweeted: "Twitter is a great place for decent people. It isn't Twitter that brings out the worst in people like me, it's the other kind of people who do.” - Rappler.com

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