The famous Facebook page, Senyora (a parody site taken from the antagonist – Senyora Santibañez – of Mexican drama, Marimar) has been shut down by Facebook after mass reports that the page was not following the terms and condition of the social media platform.
Senyora has more than 2 million follows after getting its fame from posting funny pictures and memes. In turn, she became a cultural symbol of the Filipino online community.
A book entitled, Lamkompake, was published by National Book Store featuring the witty lines from the page. The title is a Tagalog pun of the words “Wala akong pake” which means “I don’t care”. The collection of punchlines in this book is a glimpse of the brains of the page’s administrator virtually impersonating the Senyora Santibañez’ bitter attitude.
Among the topics featured in the page are the sorrowful lines of heartaches and the pain of being single delivered in a very funny manner. Senyora is also known for commenting memes in the net such as the Pabebe Girls, Aldub, and other popular shows.
However, the main speculated reason of the page to be shut down is because it is “politically motivated”. During the last Philippine elections, Senyora openly campaigned for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who won by a landslide. In other words, the Facebook page is very influential that it motivates people to shift political motivations.
In the end, it could not be denied that Senyora has brought so much fun in Facebook despite the controversy.