“Witnesses Finger De Lima,” announced a controversial headline from Manila Standard. The headline pertained to the recent senate inquiry where New Bilibid Prison inmate Herbert Colangco ‘fingers’ De Lima, accusing her of receiving monthly payola’s from inmates in exchange for the continuation of the illicit activities inside the penitentiary.
The newspaper quickly went viral due to the controversial ‘double meaning’ headline that tickled the wits of netizens. It also lightened the mood brought about by the heated controversies piling up in the senate.
Be it a risque joke or just a mere coincidence, Filipinos have always found a way to laugh about the way things are.