Mhaine Herrera claims Facebook user who verbally attacked Visayans is fake

Fake! That’s what Facebook user Shirmaine Herrera says about one “Mhaine Herrera,” who posted insensitive, offensive remarks against Visayans.

Shortly after the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Bohol, Cebu and other parts of central Visayas on Tuesday, the alleged bogus account complained about her timeline getting flooded with news feeds about the tremor, followed by comments blaming the tragedy to ‘sinful’ Visayans.

As if it wasn’t enough, “Mhaine Herrera” proceeded with wishing the quake victims to “go to hell.”

The account became unavailable after the controversial post went viral and several netizens started to react violently.

Two days later, Shirmaine cried foul and denied she made the nasty remarks. Her posts at www.facebook.com/mhaine.herrera.9 read:

“DI PO AKO NAG-POST NETO ! BAKIT KO NAMAN GAGAWIN YUNG BAGAY NA HINDI NAMAN IKAGAGANDA NG BUHAY KO AT MAGIGING KAHIHIYAN SA PAMILYA AT KAIBIGAN KO?!? TSAKA SA MGA NAG-ME-MESSAGE SAKIN PARA MURAHIN AKO, SANA PO MAG-ISIP MUNA TAYO ! MADALI LANG MAGPAKALAT NG MGA MALING IMPORMASYON SA FACEBOOK AT SA GUMAWA PO NG FACEBOOK ACCOUNT NA PANGALAN KO PA YUNG GINAMIT PARA I-POST 'TONG STATUS NA 'TOH, GOD BLESS YOU!! DI KITA KILALA, DI KO RIN ALAM KUNG BAKIT MO GINAWA 'TO.. PERO SI GOD NA BAHALA SAYO ! BABALIK DIN SAYO LAHAT NG PANINIRANG GINAWA MO! GOD BLESS YOU !”

Shirmaine Herrera

“HINDI PO AKO NAG-POST NUN AT HINDI AKO YUNG MAY ARI NG ACCOUNT NA YUN "GINAMIT LANG PO YUNG PANGALAN KO" ISANG MALAKING KAHIHIYAN YUN SAKIN AT SA PAMILYA KO KAYA HINDI KO MAGAGAWA YUN ! HINAY HINAY LANG PO SA PANANALITA, KUNG MAKAPAG-MURA NAMAN PO KAYO ! DI KO NA KELANGAN MAG-EXPLAIN NG PAGKAHABA-HABA ! BASTA HINDI PO AKO YUN !! KUNG SINO MAN YUNG NAGPAKALAT NUN,,GOD BLESS! DYOS NA BAHALA SAYO ANG GALING MO MANIRA NG BUHAY !”

The teenager, whose profile indicates she’s studying at Quezon City Polytechnic University, explained that no hacking was involved, but someone created a fake account using her name and picture.

“DI PO NAHACK YUNG ACCOUNT KO ! MAY GUMAWA PO NG FACEBOOK ACCOUNT NA PANGALAN AT PICTURE KO YUNG GINAMIT ! HINDI NGA PO AKO NAG-POST NUN ! YAN HIRAP SATING MGA PINOY , BASTA MAKAKITA LANG NG MGA GANYANG BAGAY PINAPANIWALAAN AGAD ! MADALI LANG KUMALAT YUNG MGA GANYANG KLASENG BAGAY LALO NA DITO SA SOCIAL MEDIA ! DI KO NAMAN KELANGAN NA MAG-EXPLAIN PA NG SOBRA , BASTA HINDI AKO YUN SANA UMINTINDI NAMAN TAYO ! TSAKA SA MGA TAO NA MINUMURA AKO, GOD BLESS YOU PO !,” she said.

Shirmaine on Thursday night thanked her friends and those who believed in her. She also urged everyone to be open-minded about things going around social media.

“Maraming salamat po sa mga naniniwala sakin na hindi ako ang nag-post nun ! Lalo na po sa mga taga Cebu at Bohol ! Sana po maging bukas po yung isip natin pag dating sa mga ganitong bagay, matuto muna po tayo magsaliksik bago magsalita ng hindi maganda !,” she posted.

It appears that this is another case of identity theft, isn’t it? What do you think?