Neil Arce couldn't help but get furious when a government official said Angel Locsin "has no brain cells."
Mon Cualoping, Undersecretary & Director-General of the Presidential Communications Office-Philippine Information Agency, took to Facebook on September 9 to react to one of Angel's recent IG posts about her realizations amid the pandemic crisis.
"Angel Locsin has no brain cells. Or a wrong appreciation of things," said Mon. "How can we all continue to live life if there’ll be no police force, actors, business folks, and yes, even politicians?
Earlier on Insta, Angel posted a heartfelt tribute to medical frontliners, saying, "This crisis has made me realize that the world can work without politicians, businessmen, police, and even without actors like me. but the world can never work without health workers. Again, thank you for all that you do."
Upon seeing Mon's Facebook post, Neil left a comment to pose a challenge to the official.
"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, lalaki sa lalaki. Baka may kuya ka or kapatid na bata. Puwede na din proxy. Hope to see you soon."
In a more recent Facebook post, Mon stated that he stands by what he said: "How do we survive as a society without police force and business folks? May nagsabi pang figure of speech lang daw yung sinabi ng artista. Paano? Suntukan na lang? O patayan?"