Netizens: Janet Napoles is 'My Amnesia Girl'
MANILA, Philippines - "What a waste of time."
It was easy to feel the frustation of netizens when we asked them what their takeaways were from the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's #PorkProbe.
All eyes and ears were on alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles on Thursday, November 7, as she appeared before the committee to testify on the widespread misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). She took an oath and pledged to say "the truth and nothing but the truth."
Followers of the pork barrel funds scandal eagerly awaited the appearance and testimony of Napoles, despite earlier predictions from Sen Jinggoy Estrada that she wouldn't say anything.
After almost 6 hours of listening to Napoles say "hindi ko alam" (I don't know) in reply to questions of the senators, netizens resorted to entertaining themselves while the ho-hum hearing was ongoing.
See how they did so here:
One of the highlights of the hearing was when Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago arrived at the Senate hall and questioned Napoles.
The senator created a big buzz when she announced on Facebook Wednesday, November 6, that she would leave her sickbed to "show that she (Napoles) cannot take advantage of the right against self-incrimination."
Read more of what people were saying real-time, while the hearing was ongoing, on our live blog. See below:
- Stacy de Jesus/Rappler.com