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MANILA, Philippines—An amateur video of an irate train commuter yelling at a lady guard over the passenger’s failure to follow security procedures has gone viral on social networking sites.

The woman, who was later identified on social media as Paula Salvosa, went ballistic at the LRT Santolan Station Tuesday after she failed to put her bag on the conveyor of the X-ray machine for security check, LRTA officer-in-charge Engineer Emerson Benitez said.

Salvosa, who according to netizens auditioned for the MYX VJ search at least twice but was rejected, “somehow missed the procedure and hurriedly entered the station,” said Benitez.

The video also showed Salvosa demanding an apology from Lady Guard Sharon Mae Casinas and appeared to be repeating what the guard could have said: “Sorry po. Sorry.” Then went on to lecture the Casinas on how to properly say it: “If I say sorry, I say, “Sorry ate, sorry. Tanggap mo ‘yon? (Do you accept that?)”

Salvosa was complaining about the way she was allegedly treated by Casinas.

And while the guard was explaining, which was inaudible in the video, Salvosa said in a loud voice: “So now you’re making me look like a liar. So I’m, a liar? So you’re telling me I’m a liar? I’m a liar? I’m a liar?”

Then she shouted: “I’m a liar? Answer me!”

The incident earned the ire of netizens.

The term “amalayer”, which was derived from the phrase “I’m a liar” that Salvosa kept on shouting at Casinas, quickly sparked debates online with some people poking fun at Salvosa’s actions.

Even celebrities like Maxene Magalona reacted over Twitter, saying that there can be no basis for anyone to be that disrespectful. Others however commented that the guard could have done something that offended the passenger.

But Benitez said Casinas “displayed the right attitude expected of a security guard, that is, to be courteous and tolerant in spite of the embarrassment she got from the irate passenger.”

He said investigation conducted by the LRTA indicated that Casinas only stopped Salvosa from entering the station without having her bag inspected.

Benitez pointed out that it was Casinas’ duty to prevent passengers who have not been subjected to inspection from entering the train station because of their “no inspection, no entry” policy.

“It is inevitable that during the implementation of security measures, passengers encounter inconveniences. They should understand that the [LRTA] cannot compromise the safety and security of the riding public,” said Benitez.

He said that the LRT personnel were trained to “refrain from making side comments and facial expressions that may be offensive to our passengers” but added that Casinas had offered her apology if she offended Salvosa.

Benitez also urged LRT passengers to cooperate with their security personnel during security inspection procedures as these steps were being done to ensure safety during their trips.

He said feedback may be sent to their Public Relations Division through email, phone calls or text messages to:

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  • shoshy

    Ok, I’ve read from an article that Kean Cipriano, lead singer of the band Callalily, was a friend of hers, and he said that people shouldn’t judge because we really do not know what happened before that AMALAYER thingy. Seriously Kean? Even the reason was valid, still what she did wasn’t right, boasting to the security guard that she(salvosa) doesn’t have to be treated that way because she is more educated bla bla bla. It was very unfortunate for us lccians that she was identified, and the school where she was coming from. We had been affected too, by the judgments of the people, that we are not suppose to be experiencing right now just because of she had done. Salvosa should learn to not to look down to other people, especially that she is just only a student. Because even how rich and smart she is, but she doesn’t know what RESPECT is, she will never attain the understanding and the DON’T JUDGE ME of the people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY7UBGNI4YMO4J46PMDIVA7N6Q rog

    Paula Salvosa is an example of a human being with the breeding of a dog. She seemed to froth with rabies in the mouth while confronting the lady guard just to show her rubbish behavior. Shameful for parents to have raised such an obnoxous daughter.

  • gagokayonglahat

    Kakantutin ko pa din yan maski ganyan yan kapangit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNKEYYRTCCAVXJIMAZ6Y7UDHC4 Thad

    Well good luck sa kanya kung makakita pa siya ng trabaho. Bastos masyado. Dapat nagreklamo ka sa LRT management at hindi ka nagbunganga. When on fieldwork, araw araw din ako sumasakay ng LRT and MRT. Hindi bastos ang mga guard nila. 

  • jaja sweetie

    I sympathize with my fellow student…

    the lady guard’s statement are all fabricated favoring their employer.

    the security agency are just getting public sympathy at the expense of commuters.

    iparecite mo nga sa lady guard ang code of discipline kung kabisado niya

    na hindi dinidiktahan ng kanilang officers.

    hindi nagrereact ang estudyante or commuters kung tama ang ginagawa sa pila.

    kampi ako sa kapwa kong estudyante may guts to correct ang maling gawain na ginagawa ng mga matatanda.

    please dont even judge her kulang ang detalye ng video hindi siya
    magkakaganyan kung walang ginawa ang ladyguard besides nilabas lang niya
    ang kanyang emosyon sa galit.

    go friend…

    • jaja sweetie

      Based on my observation sa mga guards na yan pag pumapasok ako ng school
      during my academic days, pag nagchecheck ng bag pinopoint lang nila
      yung stick sa bag taz hindi sisilipin ng maigi. Nagkukwentuhan pa ang
      mga guwardiya lalo na mga kapwa babae na empleyado during their duty.
      Yung sinasabi ninyong dumadaan ang mga bag o gamit sa conveyors machine
      hindi po lahat dumadaan dun. Chinecheck din ng gwardiya yung bag pero
      yung ibabaw lang . Parang display nga lang sila sa entrance eh. Kung
      kakapkapan kami sa bewang haplos lang??? Tapos magtataka ang seguridad
      kung papaano nakapasok ang terorista.

      at isa pa , yung kaklase ko how many times na nagdala ng kutsilyo pero
      nakapasok ng tren dahil gagamitin namin sa laboratory namin. Bakit
      nakalusot? Kasi hindi nila tinitignan maigi lalo na yung kailaliman ng
      bagahe.magaling lang sila pag natetelevised sa television.

      wag kayong manghusga…hindi ninyo alam ang sitwasyon putol ang video
      nasa loob na ng station ang estudyante na yun hindi kinunan yung mismong
      entrance na papasok palang siya.

      tanging diyos ang natatanging kasangga mo

      ms. Paula jamie salvosa laban sa mga mapanghusga na tao na ito, nadaan
      ka lang ng emosyon ipinaglaban mo ang ginawa sayo ng security guard na
      yun. Kaya nasabi mo yung ganung bagay. Huwag kang mawalan ng pagasa.

      • Hannahmary Morillo

        I definitely agree. Isa din ako sa sumasakay sa LRT line 2, everyday ako sumasakay ng Santolan Station to Recto Station, studyante ako ng FEU.

        Nasabi lang niya ang kataga na yun due to her emotion ipinaglalaban niya yung ginawa sa kanya ng guard, yung mismong kwento ng guard scripted lang para hindi siya maalis sa trabaho. Dahil sa sumigaw siya at nagbitaw siya ng ganung salita siya pa napasama sa publiko. May kaso din yung kumuha ng video dahil wala siyang pahintulot, malalagot ka sa batas.

        totoo sinabi niya hindi talaga chinecheck ng mga lintian na gwardiya na yan ang mga bagahe hindi nila kinakapkap maigi yung bewang haplos lang. at pag nagiinspect nga ng bag yung mga gwardiya binubuklat lang ng stick. HINDI LAHAT NG MGA BAG DUMADAAN SA CONVEYORS MACHINE MINSAN NGA SIRA PA YUN HINDI GUMAGANA?. Nainis nga ako kahapon hindi ako inassist ng 2 gwardiyang lalaki na ipasok yung bag kong malaki nakatulala pa sa malayo.  
         
        Nadiin ng husto yung estudyante marami na nagdidiscriminate sa kanya hiyang hiya na siya nasira na ang pangalan niya sa publiko. Sana sa mga mapanghusga alam ninyo kung ano nararamdaman ng tao at alam ninyo ang details ng story kung saan nagsimula.

        kayo kaya ang husgahan. Ano kaya mararamdaman ninyo? lalo na pag sira na pangalan ninyo?

      • russel Santiago

        Kaya nga nakakalusot yung mga terorista gaya yun nangyari sa Robinson mall sa cainta nagpasabog ng bomba. tapos nagtataka pa ang security kung bakit nakalusot? c’mon…give me a break! mga walang kwenta kaya mga gwardiya dyan lalo na sa tren display na panira ng moment. Magchecheck lang ng bag pinopoint lang parang magic wand, whahahahah mga tamad tapos minsan nakikita ko silang tulala. Nagreact lang ng ganung tono si Ms. Amalayer, walang modo agad? diba puedeng dahil sa galit? AYAW LANG KASE MATANGGAL SA TRABAHO NG LADY GUARD NA YON KAYA PINAGDIINAN YUNG ESTUDYANTE. Haiisstt buhay nga naman mapanghusga lahat ng mga tao diyos na bahala sa inyo ha. malapit na ang paghuhukom malapit na magunaw ang mundo.  

      • russel Santiago

        puro porma nga lang mga gwardiya kaya nalulusutan ng mga terorista pati mga deadlyweapon na nakasuksok hindi iniinspect? NAMAN umayos naman kayo sana mga sundalo nalang nagbabantay sa seguridad ng tren magaling lang sila pag napapanood sa TV. 

    • Hannahmary Morillo

      Mali talaga ang Lady guard na yon pinagtakpan lang niya mali nya pra hindi siya matanggal sa trabaho. Hindi magkakaganon ang girl na yon kung walang ginawa yung Lady Guard kitang kita nga sa balita may pasa sya sa braso. Kinunan lang ang video mismo sa loob na ng entrance. Mga TAMAD AT MAKUKUPAD ANG MGA GWARDIYA DYAN PURO DAKDAK.

      • Mark Ocampo

        hahahahah. YeaH hindi nauubusan ng kwento parang minamagic lang ang bag pagkaopen tinataktak lang ng 1 beses minsan pa nga hindi sinisilip eh. magtatawanan pa at mapgbibiruan during their duty pag kinakapkapan kami mga estudyante,haplos? Ano yun chansing? 

        Girl kaakibat mo ang diyos lalabas din ang katotohanan marami man magalit at manginsulto sayo wala silang karapatan diyos na bahala sa kanila Ms. Paula.

    • Mark Ocampo

      Sang-ayon ako sa sinabi mo Ms. Jaja , sana lumabas ang katotohanan masaya kana Ladyguard siya ang lumabas na masama? dahil sa talumpati mong hindi totoo para magtagal kapa sa trabaho mo. Hindi talaga ginagawa ng mga guards na yan yung duties and responsibilities nila puro pa sila kuwentuhan, porma during their duty sa pagchecheck ng bag kaya nakakalusot ang mga terorista. Sa kumuha ng video ng estudyante ng La consolacion college na si Paula Salvosa, may kaso ka dyan kumukuha ka ng litrato o video na walang pahintulot, ano gusto mo manira ng kapwa? Si Lord nalang bahala sa inyo mga mapanglait. bakit wala ba kayong kapintasan? masama ba maglabas ng saloobin?

    • russel Santiago

      lalabas din ang buong pangyayari pag napatunayan na ang nauna ang Lady guard at yung kumuha mismo ng video parehas sila malalagot. KARMA LANG YAN.

      siniraan ninyo ang pangalan ng estudyante na yon?kalat na sa mga social networking sites lalo na nabalita pa sa television. Dinagdagan lang ng Ladyguard yun statement niya regarding sa sinigawan siya ni Ms. Amalayer, para mapagtakpan mo ang kasalanan mo at tumagal ka sa trabaho? naku mali yun ha nakikita ka ng ating panginoon alam niya ang buong katotohanan.

    • Internecine2012

      Well, I think we’ve seen enough. Judging by what we had seen on the video, obviously your fellow student was disrespectful and “very well educated, indeed!”

    • shoshy

      Honestly, the LCC branch here in our province was put into shame of what had happened.. and the feeling that people anywhere even on the jeepneys were talking about this and even kept on mentioning the school, then would suddenly look on us? The feeling that we have to act as ignorants? I agree to some comments here, we’ve seen enough dear. Everything can be settled in a peaceful way, not to outrage and boast what you’ve got. What do you think?



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