‘Feeling cute,’ Imee teases House lawmakers on use of S. Korean pop group name

Published January 16, 2021, 8:14 PM

by Vanne Elaine Terrazola

“Feeling cute.”

That’s the comment of Senator Imee Marcos who teased her fellow lawmakers in the newly-formed “BTS sa Kongreso” of the House of Representatives.

“Hay, mga feeling cute,” Marcos said in jest during an interview with radio DWIZ on Saturday, Jan. 16.

But she quickly clarified: ”Hindi, mga barkada rin yan, binibiro ko lang (But no, they are also my friends, I am just teasing them).” 

The new House bloc — led by Taguig-Pateros 1st district representative and ousted House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano — recently drew flak for using the name of a famous South Korean pop group for politics, specifically from their fans collectively known as “Army”.

The boy band’s aggressive fans trended the hashtag “#CayetanoStopUsingBTS”, which topped the Philippines’ trends on Twitter until January 13.

Cayetano had admitted that they intended to use BTS to “get people’s attention.”

Its other members include: Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor, Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Laguna 1st District Rep. Dan Fernandez, Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu, Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, and  Capiz 2nd District Rep. Fredenil Castro.

All lost their plum posts in the House after Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco assumed as House Speaker last October.