Did Mar Roxas Use The LGBT Community In #KeriBeks?

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Did Mar Roxas Use The LGBT Community In #KeriBeks?

 

2015 is quite a dramatic year for the LGBT community. For once, there are plenty of events that made an impact during this year. There’s the SCOTUS legalization of same-sex marriage, the coming out of Caitlyn Jenner and the like in the bigger picture.

 

In the Philippines, we have the Valkyrie issues against transwomen (Is Valkyrie Nightclub (of Vice Ganda) the new anti-LGBT bar in the Philippines? How ironic and Valkyrie Nightclub: elitism over equality?), the highest turn-out of new HIV cases for the month of May 2015, the Pride Month that was June and even the strict measures applied by MTRCB to PBB 737 because of the alleged “bromance” of Kenzo and Bailey.

 

But what makes the drama even more teleserye-like was the recently concluded #KeriBeks: The First National Gay Congress at Araneta Coliseum.

 

According to Star Cinema, the show, intended to celebrate love and acceptance for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community, was spearheaded by broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas.

 

Korina explained, “It is really an effort to get them recognized because they are people and they deserve to be treated equally. This [congress] is the start of that.”

 

But it makes me wonder, when did Mar Roxas publicly showed his support for the LGBT community? There was nothing to be found in my memory. Not even one.

 

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Politicians at woo: (Not in proper order) Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, Akbayan Party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas and QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte

The two side of #keribeks

While the event was happening, I saw a post by Geena Rocero on her Facebook account.

 

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On the other hand, many became happy that the internet sensation, Maria Sofia Love released a video showing her delight being in the Philippines. And just to find out, she was also part of the #KeriBeks event. Remember her asking Duterte to run in one of her videos? Well, not anymore. Check this out:

 

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Valkyrie 2.0 – Trixie Maristela vs. Geena Rocero + Mar Roxas = #KeriBeks?

While checking on the hashtags #keribeks in Instagram, I can’t deny that most celebrities who were there were the same people whose names were associated with the issue regarding Valkyrie (well now except for Trixie Maristela who’s now one with the Valkyrie group and Becky Nights celebrities).

 

Is it just I or this photo is kinda fishy?

 

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Becky Nights Hosts with Vice Ganda (investor of Valkyrie) and Megan Young

Do you really think that this is indeed a gay congress first of its own? Or did Mar Roxas just made use of the LGBT community (that has always been so divided) for his presidential campaign? You decide.

 

 

Did Mar Roxas Use The LGBT Community In #KeriBeks?

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!.Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!
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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!