The name “David Lim Jr.” has become a common topic in Cebu local media, internet community, and even to the household levels. While online bashing might understandable to the main suspect of the frustrated murder on the road rage incident, it is not justifiable to subject his girlfriend to the same treatment.
Tamae Takahashi has been suffering from cyberbully of many netizens because she was apparently present during the incident. She is currently hiding now because of fear and threats.
Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña has been searching for her as one of the source witness. He gave her a 24-hour ultimatum that she will not show herself to the court, she will be charged with obstruction of justice for failing to cooperate in accumulating evidence.
While many praise the local mayor for actively participating in putting a rich influential person behind bars, many where not amused for including Tamae Takahashi on the brawl. Supporters of the girl, especially from her colleagues in law school, have launched an online campaign, #SpareTamae, to exclude Tamae on the online brawl.
Tamae’s friends have expressed criticism against Mayor Tommy Osmeña and ABS-CBN news anchor Leo Lastimosa for revealing some personal information to public. These two big public personalities have turn the search for Tamae into a witch hunt.
Clearly enough, she has not committed anything wrong just because she is the lover of the suspect. No public entity should forcibly summon her when the case has not yet started on court. For now, public opinion has an unfavorable inclination towards David Lim. Some even say that he might get out of prison because of money and influence.