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Trisha Tubu grateful to unexpected support group against online bullies

Trisha Tubu has been the target of bullying in the UAAP due to her physical appearance, which according to the social media bullies is “manly”.

But this was not the first time the rookie at Adamson University experienced this type of distasteful remarks from people hiding behind their gadgets.

Tubu has experienced harassment since her high school playing days with the Lady Baby Falcons and before her UAAP collegiate debut. But during the Shakey’s Super League, the bullying reached a new level, with not only single accounts but also meme pages and the like commenting about her appearance.

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“Since high school din naman po ganyan na rin so bago po ako bumalik ngayon sa college, expected ko na po yung sasabihin ng tao. Nasa mindset ko na po lahat yun. Alam ko po na kapag pinakinggan ko yung mga yun, naapektuhan ako sa mga yun ako lang din po yung mahihirapan saka yung team namin,” said Tubu, who scored double digits in all three of the Lady Falcons’ games this Season 85 so far.

“Mas marami pa nga po yun nung Shakey’s pero ngayon po bumaligtad na, mas marami po yung sumusuporta sa akin kaya sobrang thankful ko po sa kanila,” she added, noting the rise of her followers due to her impressive showing for the 2-1 Adamson, which trounced FEU on Saturday in four sets.

Tubu holds no grudge against the bullies though, instead, she changes those negative comments into positive ones.

Those comments motivate her to do even better after dropping 11 against University of the East, 16 against National U, and 14 against the Lady Tamaraws.

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“Wala na po akong magagawa sa sasabihin ng mga tao. Ang kailangan ko lang naman po is yung team ko. Kung ano man po yung sinasabi sa labas, labas na po ako doon. Wala naman po akong magagawa sa sasabihin nila so kailangan ko lang pong gawin is maglaro po para sa team,” said the 5-foot-8 lefty spiker from Concepcion, Tarlac.

“Mas gusto ko pong nakakabasa ng mga ganon kasi parang nabuboost pa po ako sa mga sinasabi nila na alam ko pong marami pa po akong gawin sa court, na mabaliktad po sa positive yung sinasabi nila sa akin kaya hinahayaan ko lang po sila.”

Tubu also found an ‘Ate’ in Petro Gazz middle blocker Remy Palma.

Palma, during the Adamson-FEU clash, called out the bullies on her Twitter account.

Tubu is not gonna lose to the faceless bullies though as she will only treat them with kindness.

“Thankful pa rin po ako sa kanila na naka-support sila sa akin kahit na yun nga po, negative yung sinasabi nila. Okay lang po, tinuturing ko na lang din po silang family ko po.”

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