On July 12, one of actress Glaiza de Castro's tweets caused a bit of an online stir when she asked about certain work-related policies: "Fair ba na kaltasan ka ng sweldo pag na late ka pero sa mahigit 24 oras na pagta trabaho, wala man lang overtime pay?"
She didn't relate if the tweet referred to her work, but it received over 5,000 likes and 1,000 retweets from followers. Even though people seemed to share Glaiza's sentiments, the influx of reactions eventually prompted the Contessa actress to delete it from her Twitter timeline.
On July 14, Glaiza clarified her intentions: "In relation to my recent tweet, bilang ang daming nagtatanong kung para saan ba talaga o para kanina o kung kaninong experience, I would like to clarfy na it's a general statement.
"Nakaka overwhelm ang dami ng response dahil nangyayari ito sa maraming tao, esp proletariats (wage earners). 'Wag sana ma misinterpret dahil lang sa isang simpleng tanong o obserbasyon na walang intensyong makasira o makasakit ng iba."
Glaiza's followers immediately tweeted their support, saying there was nothing wrong about her question.
Nothing wrong with your question. As I said for people who are against that? Or even the implications of it? Says a lot more about their character than yours. Bakit umaaray eh tanong lang naman? Continue being you. pic.twitter.com/fC7GEwlHbN— Amber ???? (@AltheyuhMoves) July 14, 2018
There's nothing wrong sa iyong ginawa. Those things were really happening. Actually, that was a selfless thing, you have chosen to speak para sa nakararami na naraanasan ito & I think it's very timely. Thank you. #Braveheart— GDC-MAE (@maemaemb29) July 14, 2018
You don't have to explain yourself for questioning the common practice of mistreating workers in almost every sector in our country. You have spoken for many. I don't understand why some reacted to it negatively. Ewan ko lang kung OK sa kanila hindi mabayaran kahit 1hr OT nila.— jas ac (@gorill_Jas) July 14, 2018
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.