This is the jargon used by local media when someone falls for a hoax news after failing to get his or her facts straight.
What happened to the former Solicitor General during the Noynoy Aquino government is a perfect example of such phenomenon!
On Twitter, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay of the Pnoy government quipped that the PNP cannot have a war on drugs that treats the poor less than human while the PNP provides security detail to drug lords.
You can't have a war on drugs that treats poor Filipinos as less than human & provide drug lords security detail from PNP.
Di ba, Gen Bato?
— florin hilbay (@fthilbay) November 7, 2017
Netizens like Gina Policarpio join the conversation by mocking PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.
Netizen Sam Balilo mocks Duterte’s war on drugs by renaming it to “war on poor drug users”.
it should be renamed as war on poor drug users
— Sam Balilo (@majaybalilo) November 7, 2017
Before long, netizens spoiled the bash party of Hilbay and company by pointing out that the order giving security detail to the daughter of drug queen Yu Yuk Lai happened in 2013.
Rowena Micah Alarcon tweets that the police bodyguard of the arrested drug queen were detailed in 2013, during the term of Mar Roxas.
HOY HILBAY. police bodyguard of the arrested drug queen near the palace were detailed in 2013 during the time of interior sec mar roxas.
— Rowena Micah Alarcon (@LilMissArtemis) November 7, 2017
Another netizen named Annabelle echoes Rowena, calling out Hilbay that the security detail were granted during Pnoy’s and Mar’s tenure.
Security detail was given by then president pinoy and roxas time 😂😂😂 that was 3 years lol
— Annabelle (@Annabel89558157) November 7, 2017
In case you missed the news, Hilbay based his taunting tweet on this PDI article posted on November 6, 2017 reporting the arrest of the daughter of drug queen Yu Yuk Lai, who was surprisingly having policemen as escorts.
What say you?
Sir naman. Baka umiyak yan.
— Gina A. Policarpio (@gapolicarpio) November 7, 2017