DIRTY FINGER | ‘Atenean’ doctor who fooled a Jollibee delivery guy lashes out at his critics
Facebook user “Jay Bee,” who gained notoriety after he boasted on Facebook that he deliberately refused to answer the calls of a Jollibee delivery boy so he can avail of the fast food chain’s P200 discount on late deliveries, hit back at his critics through his Facebook account Saturday.
In an unapologetic series of status updates, he thanked netizens for supposedly making him famous, adding that he may even make it to the Ellen DeGeneres show soon. He also attached a photo of himself flashing a dirty finger.
“Sa lahat ng fans ko all over the world,
Salamat ng madami sa biglang pagsikat ko. Hoping na makarating ito kay Ellen Degeneres para naman makapag-guest ako sa show nya. Mga sikat ang invited nya eh. Sa lahat ng bashers ko dyan: natural lang sa isang sikat na magkaroon ng bashers, pero thankful pa rin ako at lalo nyo ako pinapasikat. I am happy na sikat ako ngayon, daming tumatawag saken all over the world informing na sikat na nga ako. Thank you ng madami sa inyong lahat.. mabuhay kayo.”
In a succeeding post, he even invited everyone he describes as his “fans and bashers” to visit him at his residence so they can meet him personally. “Nasa receipt ang address ko,” he added. He later on indicated that he is staying, at least for the night, at Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower in Makati City.
According to the Facebook page PERK UP! The Philippine Business and News Forum, “Jay Bee” is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) School of Medicine and Public Health. His real name cannot be ascertained as of this time.
Because of the uncertainty of his identity, at least one Facebook user who also uses the name “Jay Bee” has complained of receiving harsh messages and even death threats from netizens who erroneously thought that the one involved in this issue is him.
Commentary: It is hard to fathom that a graduate of medicine from a venerable institution like ADMU can behave this way in public. This is not to say that all graduates of ADMU, and all top universities for that matter, are prissy individuals. His demeanor and choice of words on social media suggests that he is nothing but a jerk.
But, what if he is really a licensed doctor? Is there a possibility for his license to be revoked? According to Article I, Section 6 of the Philippine Medical Association’s code of ethics, “Physicians should be upright, diligent, sober, modest, and well versed in both the science and the art of the profession.”
Now, the question is, who will press charges?
(Update, July 7): In a statement released to members of the media Monday night, Jollibee Foods Corporation appealed to the public to always treat their riders with courtesy, honesty, and respect.
“Even as we are committed to provide fast and efficient service to our customers through our Jollibee delivery guarantee, the safety and welfare of our riders are of paramount importance to us,” Jollibee public relations director Arline Adeva said. She later told GMA News that the crew involved in the incident has declined to comment since he is simply doing his job.
“It has never been Jollibee’s policy to charge the gift certificates issued to customers as goodwill for late delivery against our riders’ salaries,” the fast food giant also clarified.