MANILA, Philippines – "Where is the President?"
It's the question on many Filipinos' minds as they saw the 42 elite cops – slain in clashes with Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao – receive a heroes' welcome at the Villamor Airbase, Thursday, January 29.
And the answer didn't sit too well with most, either. President Benigno Aquino III opted to attend the inauguration of a Mitsubishi plant in Sta Rosa, Laguna instead.
The hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo (Where is the President) then trended on Twitter both locally and worldwide, even hitting the top spots in both categories.
Below is a sampling of netizens' posts using the hashtag:
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