MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Twitter giveth, Twitter taketh away, and the feeling entitled bunch of Pinoy news and social media personalities are mourning the loss of their blue badge.
For the longest time, Karen Davila, Richard Heydarian, Jover Laurio and others have enjoyed the show-off blue checkmark that symbolizes account verification on Twitter — for free. Now that Elon Musk is charging US $8 per month for the privilege, they are up in arms.
Either they can’t afford the equivalent of four hundred pesos or are unwilling to part with their easy-earned money.
So, what gives?