RP’s Most Hated Woman Devina DeDiva Lost Teaching Job for Racist Facebook Comments; Faces Charges

A poetic justice? I call it an Internet justice. The reported yet still unconfirmed firing of the Philippines’ most hated woman Devina DeDiva indeed shows the power of online outrage.

Millions of pinoy netizens were outraged by DeDiva for calling the recent crowning of Philippines’ Megan Young as Miss World “a joke” and describing Filipinos in her Facebook status as “maids”, “smelly” and “poor”.

International Business Times reported that DeDiva has already been fired from her position as an assistant teacher of a school being run by Filipino supervisors. Well, who knew the bigoted woman was a teacher?

So, DeViva was a teacher, not a “Lab Analyst” at Intertek Testing, as her still existing LinkedIn account indicated. Sounds like another Mark Joseph Solis to me.

Philippine Daily Inquirer also tweeted the Singapore-based Facebook user “lost her teaching job and is afraid to go out in the streets.”

TWEETNow latest reports also reveal that DeDiva is not a student, or did not study, at Manchester University in Indiana, USA.

From the Times:

DeDiva was previously reported as a Singapore-based Indian studying at Manchester University in Indiana, USA. However, the University immediately cleared that it has no student named Divina DeDiva and the school would have never tolerated such insensitive action.

“Manchester University (Indiana, USA) has been mistakenly associated with an individual Devina DeDiva today after she made racist comments regarding the recently crowned Miss World from the Philippines. To clear up any confusion, the University has confirmed that Devina DeDiva has never been a student at Manchester University (Indiana, USA).”

“In addition, Manchester University stands as a place of differences where the community engages in respectful dialogue cultivating individual beliefs and values. In our accepting community, the racist comments made by this individual would not be tolerated as respectful.”

The  IB Times also reported that a criminal case was filed against DeDiva for the racially insensitive comments she posted on her Facebook account.

Here’s a report:

DeDiva, who mocked the crowning of Young as the newest Miss World and then slighted the Filipino race by calling them underprivileged, filthy and uneducated maids, is facing charges that could put her in jail for a maximum of three years with a fine up to $5,000 (Singaporean Dollar).

… Singapore is imposing a strict law prohibiting its citizens from mocking another race through acts, words and publications, which includes posts and comments on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Under the Sedition Act, anyone found guilty of promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or class of the population of Singapore can be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to three years, or both.”

According to several posts by Filipino netizens on Twitter, Singapore-based Anthony Benedicto filed the police case against DeDiva, who was initially reported an Indian national working in the country. She was also thought a student of Manchester University, but the Indiana based institution cleared that it has no student named Devina DeDiva.

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2 thoughts on “RP’s Most Hated Woman Devina DeDiva Lost Teaching Job for Racist Facebook Comments; Faces Charges

  1. I am of what you call “Caucasian appearance” and when I was in RP. I got called ”
    Amerikanong Hilaw” several times. Also, once I was walking in Ermita, a group of teenagers started yelling “Hi Joe, Hi Joe!”. When I replied ” Hindi ako si Joe” they started shouting “F–k you, f–k you!”

    Even when I was in Saudi Arabia, so many Filipinos would call me Amerikanong mangangapi and “Imperialistang mananakop”. I was just a humble teacher.

    They said they were only joking and teasing. I did not like that joking, though.

    And some Filipinas said that they were ashamed to walk down the street with me because the locals would call them “prostie”. And many did give us dirty, mocking looks when we went to even a museum to check out Filipino history.

    Almost anyone who went to the Philippines will testify to having his family or GF or wife insulted by some racist jerk or getting dirty looks.

    And that is racist to the nth degree, but if you show your indignation at this bad treatment, you almost always get this answer: “Get out! Don’t come back!”

    And that is in addition to daily cheating by taxi drivers, overcharging and things like that.

    But the whole country rises in protest when someone says something derogatory about “maids”.

    I love the Philippines and 90 percent of the people are wonderful, but those bad people also need to be rebuked. If you want to be treated well in foreign lands, you should treat those who come to your land well, too.

    That is what I call reciprocity.

    • I agree. I am Filipino-Chinese and while growing up I get teased due to my small eyes and my chinese background to the point I developed insecurity. Even some darker skinned Filipinos were teased by their fellow countryman due to their skin color. But I also meet nice ones too. I am now living in Canada where multiculturalisms are embraced and respected. I meet good and not-so-nice people from each race. Therefore, I can say, there is no such thing as evil or bad race in this world.

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