MANILA, Philippines – Who would have thought sleeping would wake up the Internet?
Elena Bautista Horn, spokesperson for former President Arroyo, revealed Wednesday an alleged plot to kill her boss. The codename: “Put The Little Girl To Sleep.”
“May mga nagsumbong na naman po sa amin, na mga nasa administrasyon ngayon, na mayroon po silang mga masamang balak. Meron sila ngayong operation code “Put the Little Girl to Sleep.” Ni-report na po sa amin ‘yan, so kami po ay medyo nababahala,” Horn told reporters Wednesday.
Just minutes after Horn’s statements, the “Put The Little Girl To Sleep” plot woke the Internet up. On Twitter and Facebook, comments varied from slightly serious to very funny.
Many netizens said the plot is absurd and funny – they say, a “desperate” ploy to attract public sympathy.
“”Put the Little Girl to Sleep:” another ploy by GMA camp to attract sympathy from or distract the people. Cmon, ya cant fool us all the time,” said Jonah Dela Rosa (@Jonah_Elfish).
“Arroyo camp just totally lost it…and totally lost public sympathy. They better come out with proof that Oplan “Put Little girl to sleep”,” tweeted “Momblogger” Noemi Dado (@momblogger).
“Put the Little Girl to Sleep. >> Absurd. I remember GMA having the best tacticians/consultants/advisers around her. What the heck happened?!,” said Gerald Magno (@ghemagno08).
“the arroyo camp is really desperate to come up with ‘put little girl to sleep’ conspiracy. what a lame excuse! come on, face your charges,” said user @glitterglee.
Despite the mostly negative comments, some called for CGMA’s supporters’ view on the matter.
“Who here believes that there is possible truth to Oplan “Put the Little girl to sleep?” I just want to cull some reactions,” @momblogger asked on Twitter.
There was, however, a dearth of tweets and posts that were sympathetic to CGMA.
“Put the Little Girl to Sleep , Kawawa naman si FPGMA ! May Sakit na PAPATAYIN pa :<,” said Preii de Leon (@MarioXOXO1804).
Of course, Filipinos would find the time to poke fun at the issue – in this case, the alleged title of the plot.
“Put The Little Girl To Sleep sounds like a bad movie title,” said user @filpadme.
“At may codename pa kayong “Put the Little Girl to Sleep”. Ewan ko kung nagpapatawa kayo Elena Horn, but really and stupid ng kwento nyo,” said Eric Joven (@ESPJoven).
“”Oplan: Put the Little Girl to Sleep.” | Unang-una, hindi siya girl,” tweeted popular satire blogger Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever).
“How can the Little Girl sleep when Horn is so noisy!,” said singer Jim Paredes (@jimparedes).
“Dear Ms Horn, Pls consider “Put the little girl to sleep” alternatives: Oplan Todas Liit Patayin sa Sindak ang Pandak Put-a Midget in Jail,” said user @rommelmacayan.
“”Put The Little Girl To Sleep” – the boring sequel to the box office dud “Put The Little Girl In The Big Airplane”,” tweeted journalist Alan Robles (@hotmanila).
“Put the little girl on her sleep?! Porket ba little girl si GMA agad?! Hindi ba pwedeng si Anna Manalastas muna? ;),” said @joselCPA, referring to the lead character in the soap opera “100 Days To Heaven.”
Some even said it could be a “ploy” to divert people’s attention from the Piolo Pascual-KC Concepcion breakup issue, which has been hogging the headlines in the past few days.
“ang ” put the little girl to sleep ” conspiracy plot na ibinunyag ni Elena Bautista-Horn ang papatay sa kc-piolo issue,” tweeted ABS-CBN anchor Julius Babao (@juliusbabao).
On Wednesday, the phrase “Put The Little Girl To Sleep” became a local Trending Topic on Twitter, ranking 4th. As of noon today, Dec. 1, it was still on the list, at number 8. – Rappler.com