Film director Neil Arce appeared to be in a fighting mood after Mon Cualoping, Undersecretary & Director-General of the Presidential Communications Office-Philippine Information Agency, insulted his wife actress Angel Locsin on social media.
On Facebook last Sept. 9, Cualoping wrote: "Angel Locsin has no brain cells. Or a wrong appreciation of things."
"How can we all continue to live life if there’ll be no police force, actors, business folks, and yes, even politicians?
"Sample:1. The Wokes want the Government to act. So, if there are no politicians, who decide on things that matter to our lives?
"2. The Wokes want a strong economy. So, if there are no business folks, who pump prime the economy?
"3. The Wokes want a safe society. So, if there is no police force, who establishes public safety?
"4. The Wokes cry for ABS-CBN’s return. So, if there are no actors, what makes ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN? We live in an ecosystem. Again, ecosystem. No brain cells at all!
It began when Cualoping reacted to the earlier comment of Locsin who said that the world can live without politicians, businessman, police, and even actors. "But the world can never work without health workers."
Arce defended Angel. In the comment section, Arce appeared to have challenged Cualoping:
"Hey Mon I don't know you, but people have been sending me this post.
"Mukhang sobrang tapang mo sa Facebook sir.
"I respect your political stand and your opinions but insulting my wife personally is a bit off.
"You can message me here on Facebook kung matapang ka talaga kita tayo no weapons no bodyguards lalake sa lalake lang kung di ka lalaki baka may kuya ka or kapatid na bata. Puwede na din proxy. Hope to see you soon."