What would be Fariñas’ ‘palusot’ on his selfie with Pope?


MANILA, Philippines – Lucky but rude?

Ilocos Norte Representative Rudy Farinas had the “selfie of his life” with Pope Francis, but how he managed to have the rare opportunity to photo shoot the pontiff drew mixed reactions from netizens.

During the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII in Vatican City, Farinas posted in his Instagram account a selfie photo with Pope Francis.

However, a video taken by Italy’s Repubblica TV, showed that Farinas took the selfie while the Pope was shaking hands and speaking to Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See, Mercedes Tuazon.

Tuazon seemed to be surprised with the congressman’s gesture but kept on smiling.

Netizens said Farinas’ manners went out the window when he took the selfie.

What could be his “palusot” (lame excuse)?

It could be recalled that during the impeachment trial, the lawmaker coined the word “palusot” when he grilled former Chief Justice Renato Corona over the latter’s unexplained wealth.

Corona was ousted for failing to truthfully declare some of his multi-million assets in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).


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  • Entitledako

    Why “palusot”? I’m not a Fariñas supporter but I see nothing wrong with this. The Vatican nor the Pope are not complaining either. Inquirer, pls don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

  • Rey

    Fariñas did not coin the word ‘palusot’. Matagal nang ginagamit ang salitang ito.

    • leomar101

      But he used it during the impeachment trial. Yon pala ang mga hinayupak ang mga magnanakaw through PDAP and DAP Ang hinushagan nila na nagkasala ay mas makasalanan pa at mas mabaho. What a bunch of hypocrites.

      • minakisora

        PDAP? Priority Disbursment Acceleration Program? LOL. Pork and PDAF is one and the same. DAP is what you are talking about.

      • leomar101

        PDAP and DAP are two different issues. The PDAP was already declared by SC as illegal while DAP is still in the SC. Either or both of them are evil and illegal which was used by aquino to bribed the vultures in Corona’s impeachment. From then on when Jinggoy sung the song to the tune of 50 million pesos, the rest is history. hahaha. Nag back fire ang kahindik hindik na plano ng malacanang at pati sila ay nasunog na rin. hahahaha.

    • Animonous

      May nagsabi bang siya ang nag-coin ng salitang “palusot”?

  • leomar101

    The tief, the murderer, an incest father with a smiling face beside the pope. That*s really a true sinner and a saint.

  • Klar

    My Goodness, the thief!

  • Jose Maria de Manila

    The video says it all: He forgot his manners!
    What you see is what you get (from the video).

    Why insert his long arms in between the Bishop of Rome and the ambassadress as she was kissing the former’s ring? while even failing to at least shake the hand of the Bishop of Rome…

    Pacencia na po — pero napakaBASTOS talaga!
    This is very unfortunate and very embarrassing, and done in full view of the public and live TV! Kung kay Obama niya ginawa ito, nadaganan at nagapi na siya ng secret service. Awanin ti good manners!

    See the video and judge for yourself if I was simply being emotional… view it at thepinoycatholic blogspot dot com

  • manufacturer2

    What do you expect of a guy that used to beat his wife and causing her subsequent suicide?

  • Kirk Whallum

    This is not the first time people having selfie with Pope Francis. The Pope must have seen this as one of the best ways how to become close and popular to the people.

    Grow up…and move on people!

    • Jose Maria de Manila

      Yeah, but this is the first time that someone INSERTS his long arm in between the Bishop of Rome and someone kissing his hand as homage to his holy office — just for that selfie yet did not even bother to kiss his hand or at least acknowledge the presence of the bishop of Rome by any handshake. Very Embarassing! I sincerely wish the one who did that was not a Filipino.

  • ethicsingov

    Rude_y talaga!

  • bok

    sayang wala sa selfie si VIVIAN VELEZ !!!! LOL

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