MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Since July 5, 1946, the Philippines has had a great diplomatic relationship with Colombia, with foreign embassies established by both countries locally. But it took one despicable act on the part of some Colombians for the Philippines to immediately sever its ties with the South American country.
On New Year’s eve, while most people around the world were lighting up fireworks to welcome 2016, some Colombian sore losers chose to light up the Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe, and pageant host Steve Harvey. Well, not them in person, but their effigies.
The group of Colombians can’t seem to get over the fact that their representative to the recent Miss Universe Pageant, despite being temporarily crowned Miss Universe, was, in reality, the first runner-up. Harvey misread the cue card and announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez had won the crown only to correct himself minutes later to say that Wurtzbach was the actual winner.
Filipinos are a loving, hospitable and laid-back people, but when it comes to their beauty queens, it’s a different story. Anyone or any country that humiliates or offends their Filipina pageant title holders will certainly suffer severe consequences. Yes, even the cutting of diplomatic ties.
As of press time, the Colombian embassy in Quezon City was still occupied by their diplomats. They are still processing the shocking news they received from the Philippine Foreign Affairs Department.