CNN Philippines anchor Pinky Webb is pretty cool.
The broadcast journalist has commented about her now famous “hair flip” gesture when she dealt with an on-air verbal tussle with an angry Cabinet member on her television program.
“Hair flip is life. Pero baka ponytail muna bukas,” Webb tweeted Wednesday.
Webb’s latest amusing post on Twitter included a two-second clip of the now famous hair flip moment. The tweet earned more than 21,000 likes while the video has more 125,000 views as of Wednesday night.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque earlier lost his temper on Webb’s “The Source” program on CNN Philippines when the anchor threw questions related to the government’s scrapping of an accord with the University of the Philippines.
Webb asked him to comment about UP professor Danilo Arao’s challenge to UP alumni in the Duterte administration to denounce the termination of the UP-DND deal that restricted police and military presence in the school premises. Roque said it was unfair to be asked about his honor and excellence, and called out Webb for pressing him on the issue.
Several netizens lauded Webb for her classy handling of the situation on live television. Some have commended the journalist for staying calm and professional while Roque fumed during the interview.
Pinky Webb owning Harry Roques motto in life. “Kalma, ako lang ‘to” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LVFQwgy1h2— Pao (@imsuperpaoman) January 20, 2021
Start ka na— Pinky Webb (@iampinkywebb) January 20, 2021
hats off for not letting palace spox control the narrative during your interview. and maintaining your stance on what you really mean. some of these people in govt are too fond of putting words in one’s mouth or muddling context— Loidita (@loidita) January 20, 2021
This day will be published in the Phil History when hair flipping is a symbol of strength and dignified over misplaced ticked off kind of honor and excellence. Bravo Pinky, you deserve to be called ang Pambansang Hair Flip-ina— B A C O N (@Bacontan2) January 20, 2021
Kweeeen!!! ❤️— Zen Hernandez (@zenhernandez) January 20, 2021
The president says women are not suitable for high position in the governement coz they are too “emotional” I REPEAT TOOO EMOTIONAL !! Hence, Spokeperson Roque here getting pissed over an interview with PINKY WEBB 🤣👏🏻 WOMEN IS POWERFUL ❤️— pretty face always win #DEFENDUP (@psyche_freud14) January 20, 2021
Prince Golez of Politiko tweeted the portion of Webb’s interview with Roque when the latter blew his top on CNN Philippines.