Filipinos ask #NasaanAngPangulo; #Fallen44 tops Twitter trends

    MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos on social media flood inquiries with #NasaanAngPangulo and #Fallen44 trends as President Benigno 'PNoy' Aquino III did not attend the arrival of honors on Thursday for the slain cops in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday.

    Aquino in Mitsubishi inaugural launch Laguna
    PNoy attended the inauguration of the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) Sta. Rosa Plant at Greenfield Automotive Park, Special Economic Zone in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna on Thursday.

    The bodies of the 42 fallen men of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City while the President has attended an event in Laguna for the inauguration of the new manufacturing plant of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines.

    Netizens said the President as the highest official of the country should be there to salute for the fallen cops.

    Meanwhile, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte explained that PNoy was not originally planned to attend the arrival of honors.

    Arrival of honors at the Villamor Air Base on Thursday
    Arrival of honors at the Villamor Air Base on Thursday

    "The president will be leading the necrological services to be held in Camp Bagong Diwa on Friday morning," Valte added.

    Netizens added that this was not an excuse for PNoy to prioritize other events than the national concern.

    READ: PNoy declares January 30 a 'National Day of Mourning' after Mamasapano encounter
    Here are some of the social media posts as netizens ask #NasaanAngPangulo:

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