Maria Sophia Love became an online sensation for the comedic videos she documented while she is abroad.
The transgender model is known for her funny taglines like, “Modeling para sa ekonomiya” and “Ituloy ang modeling! Pak!” However, she recently uploaded a video that made her viral for the wrong reasons.
The transsexual was rained with criticisms due to her act while the national anthem, “Lupang Hinirang” was playing. She was wearing a revealing red one-piece swimsuit and the camera is angled on her body.
At first, it was only as if she was conducting the music because of the movements of her hands. Yet later, she began doing other sensual movements which clearly mocked the national anthem. She even placed her hand on her crotch.
Aside from the netizens, Maria Sophia Love’s video took the attention the National Historic Commission.
While the viral clip was featured on Raffy Tulfo’s show, Aksyon, the anchor was able to speak with Teddy Atienza. They were speaking about what charges can be filed against the online personality.
Furthermore, Raffy suggested that she may be charged with a Persona Non Grata since she is residing abroad. With that, she will be banned from entering the Philippines.
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Atienza said that they coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consul General of Los Angeles.
Atienza said that they will appeal for the DFA to cancel Maria Sofia’s passport if she is a Filipino citizen. If that’s the case, then she would be sent back to the Philippines.
He added that the national anthem should not be disrespected since it is not just an ordinary song. It was created by the national heroes out of love.
Meanwhile, the commission has filed the petition for cancellation of Maria Sophia’s passport. It was addressed to Senator Alan Peter Cayetano of DFA.
NHCP wants the transsexual to face the consequences of violating the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines (R.A. 8941).
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Moreover, netizens were glad that the NHCP took action on Mara Sophia’s disrespect of the national anthem.
What can you say about the action taken on Maria Sophia Love? What else do you think she deserves for what she did? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.