The Kryptonite scandal demonstrated the power of the American Netizen to expose corporate misdeeds.
The Filipino Netizen is beginning to exhibit that power. Renowned artist Gerry Alanguilan exposes possible plagiarism in the designs of local clothing line Bayo. The story is now spreading across Filipino blogs and forums, with additional incidents of Bayo's possible plagiarism coming to light.
For a company whose t-shirts claim to celebrate the "young talented Filipina", such plagiarism shows neither innovation nor talent. How this story snowballs -- and how Bayo catches the snowball -- will test the power of the Filipino Netizen.
This could well be our Kryptonite.