Networking or multi-level marketing (MLM) is rapidly spreading in the Philippines. Many Filipinos take the bait as they hear the words such as ‘kitaan’ or ‘million income potential,’ sometimes without even verifying if the company or business they are getting themselves involved with is registered. Another factor is that some also want to start their own business, but their lack of capital draws them into the networking world.
In a typical networking invite, the inviter would (low-key) impress you by showing off his expensive gadgets, watch, and car. He will then share that he earned these material things from the business. To Facebook user Xian S. Gaza, it’s called the “Power Move.” He encountered the same meet-up, but what he did will leave your mouth open. Read his post below.
Now that was unexpected! Checking on his profile you can see that Xian is the President and CEO of Guanxiqian Group, a company based in Hong Kong.
The networker still continued his presentation amid the shame.
“I guess he got embarrassed so he took his smartphones back to his pocket and so with his car key then started his presentation using the iPad Mini. How did I take this photo? Using my spare iPhone 7 that I also placed over the table a while ago lol. Meeting lang kung meeting besh, walang poweran. Don’t me.”
While a few netizens bashed him for being ‘mayabang’ and ‘ridiculous,’ here’s what he had to say.
“WARNING: “Mayabang Power Power” post below. For motivational purposes, only to my followers. If you feel uncomfortably nayabangan, my apologies, please click “Hide Post”. Thank you.”
“WORK HARD AND VERY SMART UNTIL YOUR BODY BAG BECOMES YOUR WALLET! YES, MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS…AND SO WITH POVERTY—THE REAL ROOT OF EVIL.”
A certain Joey B. Montes claimed that he once met Mr. Xian before. He used his Facebook account to air his side of the story.