The debate on this blog about the issue of Coca-Cola painting the town red hasn't slipped away.
I just received a obviously irate reaction from a blogger named Kareen Ann, who came raging like a bull, vigorously, or almost-violently defending the "fence-advertisement" campaign of Coca-Cola in Dumaguete City.
It apparantely is a reaction to an earlier comment by Dinah Penaflorida (also posted in this blog), who had said the fence-advertisements of Coca-cola are insulting to the intelligence of Dumaguetenos.
Kareen Ann, angrily disputes this.
By the tone of her reaction, I can sense it comes from somebody who is not familiar, or hasn't imbibed the polite, gentle approach, commonly attribtable to Dumageutenos.
I will post her reation (with some correction on the English), and later below, present it again, the way a true-blooded Dumagueteno would argue.
Here is that stern reaction of Kareen Ann:
"Insulting?! Insulting to whom?! The Coca-cola Ads is (sic) [are] insulting? yes it is to those who wants (sic) [want] money but sad to say Coca-cola is not like that! Before u point the finger's to Coca-cola manalamin kau! Coca-cola have (sic) [has] been there for the poor people, may Red School sila for the very poor and hard to reach area...mga [may?] Corporate Social responsibility sila... kaya bago kau mag salita kala mo kung sinong malinis na nagtuturo sa companya na yan...tingnan nyo ang Local officials nyo! Bakit ang ibang beverage company wala bang ginagawang ganyan! ang Kapal ng Mukha nyo"
"Before i go..By the way, Meron din silang ADAPT (sic) [ADOPT] A SCHOOL program...founder Coca-cola...if my reply will not be posted then my impression sa mga taga Dumaguete City is wrong.... "