Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's comments describing Vice President Jejomar Binay as "kulay-mahirap" stole the thunder from the lawmaker's ocular inspection of the Batangas property being linked to Binay on Thursday.
"Kulay-mahirap", Senator Antonio Trillanes IV To Vice President Jejomar Binay
Oct 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
After touring the aviary, orchid farm, piggery, and two mansions of Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park with businessman Antonio Tiu in Rosario, Batangas, Trillanes told ABS-CBN News that the opulence of the property revealed a "two-faced" Binay.
"Well, nakita natin 'yung karangyaan nitong lugar na ito at gusto ko ngang maipakita na ito, dalawang pagkatao nito ni Vice President Binay na nagpapakita siya na mahirap siya, kulay-mahirap, na asal-mahirap, pero 'yun pala mayroon siyang sikretong mundo na, ito nga, na karangyaan. So diyan niyo makikita 'yung pagbabalatkayo ng taong ito," he said in the interview posted on YouTube.
Some Netizens were offended by the phrase "kulay-mahirap", saying it was an insult to Filipinos who were mostly brown-skinned. Others were simply amused at the audacity of the Senator to use such words.