Fame or shame: Why a Pinoy motorist is gaining online popularity

Would you do what he did?
Aug 3, 2011

In case you haven't been informed, a Filipino motorist is currently trending on Twitter and is gaining popularity on Facebook for his infamous attempt to make his car swim along a flooded street in Quezon City.

Watch this report aired on news program 24 Oras, which made Christopher Lao an instant social-media topic favorite.



Not much information has been shared about Lao but some people using Twitter say he's from the University of the Philippines' College of Law. Here are a few more reactions from Twitterverse: 

Christopher Lao on Twitter@mayprodrigo
You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself. Christopher Lao (ang b***** sinugod ang kotse sa baha) 

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Pls inform Christopher Lao that he is trending in Twitter Philippines. baka magalit at sabihin niya, "I was not informed."

Christopher Lao! The best driver of all. Lol

it's funny how Christopher Lao blames HIS idiocy on traffic enforcement

Just saw d Christopher Lao YouTube video. All I can say is, he should have checked w/ @MMDA if he wanted 2 be informed of d flood situation.

Sorry but I can't laugh or even mock Christopher Lao even if he acted stupid or angry . It is very frustrating to drive through floods.

Christopher Lao does not deserve the treatment he is getting on facebook and on twitter. If you agree, repost this.

i think i can be a Christopher Lao sometimes... so if that happens to me, i will never talk to tv reporters!

When I learned that this Christopher Lao is reviewing for the bar, I can understand where he's coming from.

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Whether or not you've become a fan of this make-your-car-swim stunt, feel free to check out a Facebook page created for Christopher Lao's two minutes of fame.


Christopher Lao on Facebook

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