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Ex- Albay solon Grex Lagman dealing with a weighty issue

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What’s the deal with Filipinos’ fixation on a person’s weight?

Such was the gist of former Albay congressman Grex Lagman’s Facebook rant.

“Typical Pinoy greeting: ‘O, pare kamusta na?”‘ (then checks you out from head to foot) tapos may hirit, ‘Taba mo, ha?’ o, minsan, pwede ring: ‘Payat mo, ha? Nagkasakit ka ba?’
Hinda ba pwedeng ‘kamusta?’ lang,” Grex wrote.

“Bakit laging kelangang may reference sa weight? Ang nakakatawa nito, ikaw pa yung nahihiyang magsabi, ‘Eh mas mataba ka nga,eh!’ o, yung mas ma-diplomasya na: ‘Marami kase akong pambili ng pagkain!'” added Grex, who based on his profile picture appears to have lost a few pounds since his time in Congress.

See what we did there?