Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago earned the distinction of being the most active Philippine politician in the world of social networking, the Manila Bulletin has reported.
Trailing Santiago are Senators Sonny Angara, Pia Cayetano and Francis Escudero.
The lady senator from Iloilo amassed 1.3 million followers in her Facebook page and 641,000 on her Twitter profile. Both were considered highest among the senators.
Santiago personally handled both accounts; with most of her event updates and insights regarding the current events are posted mostly on her Twitter account.
Meanwhile, her “throwback” posts have became instant hits among her likers.
They told the Philippine capitol-based broadsheet that they personally administering their respective Twitter feeds, with Angara adding he personally use his own Instagram profile. Cayetano has 230,000 followers to date; while Escudero has 175,000; and Angara, 36,600.
Also, Vice President Jejomar Binay claimed he personally update his accounts. He added that he used to replies to the users from time to time, and communicate to his network of followers. He also answered users’ queries regarding both work and personal life. As of posting time, Binay has approximately 81,000 followers on Twitter, and 159,000 on Facebook.
If the mentioned people claim they personally supervised their respective profiles, others relied on their staff on posting new updates if they are busy in their errands.
Such as Senator JV Ejercito, who asks his subordinates to upload the pictures and bills on his Facebook page. While on the other side, Ejercito himself interacts with his Twitter followers and used to write updates on his posting feeds.
Sen. Grace Poe-Llamazares also supervises her own Facebook and Twitter usernames on a regular basis; but added though that she lets her staff do the postings on her behalf. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III is also doing the same approach.
Sen. Cynthia Villar also claims she personally checks her accounts; but she is also letting her hired social media administrator to take control for most of the time.
Meanwhile, if Santiago has the most number of activities in social media, President Benigno Aquino II’s accounts boast of the highest number of followers on both Facebook and Twitter.
The President has 3.7 million followers under his Facebook page, while 1.97 million people followed him on Twitter. However, the sites were basically “one-way streets” since the feedback by the followers are often not answered.
Aquino admitted, though, that he let his own crew of social networking administrators handle them.
On the other hand, Senator Jinggoy Estrada has the lowest number of networkers with only 2,751 follower in Facebook, and 171 in Twitter.