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Senate Drama To Internet Comedy: The Great Alice Guo Debate!

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Senate Drama To Internet Comedy: The Great Alice Guo Debate!

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The internet is buzzing with memes and jokes about Bamban Mayor Alice Guo, whose recent Senate committee hearing has sparked widespread attention and laughter online. Known for her now-iconic line, “Your Honor, hindi ko na po maalala,” Guo has become a favorite subject for Filipino netizens across social media platforms.

Behind the humor lies a serious issue regarding Guo’s involvement with Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) companies and questions about her nationality. Senate Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros has been pressing Guo to confirm whether she is Filipino or Chinese.

Filipinos, known for their love of turning political drama into comedic content, have flooded social media with hilarious takes on Guo’s situation. Comparing her to iconic characters like Shan Cai from “Meteor Garden” and Irene from “My Amnesia Girl,” netizens have creatively repurposed her image and statements.

One popular meme shows Guo as Shan Cai, with Senator Hontiveros as Dao Ming Si, humorously recreating a scene from the Taiwanese drama. Another pairs Guo with four controversial personalities, dubbing them her “F4,” including former President Rodrigo Duterte and Senators Bato dela Rosa and Bong Go.

Amid these jokes, some memes have taken a darker turn, imagining Guo running a secret POGO empire or suggesting she appeared out of nowhere, likening her to characters with amnesia or even aliens.

However, the ongoing investigation into Guo’s nationality and alleged POGO connections could lead to serious consequences, including perjury charges if she is found not to be a Filipino citizen. The Senate panel’s findings could impact her political career and the future of Bamban.

For now, the memes continue to highlight the power of humor in the Philippines, as the public remains engaged and watchful of the unfolding political drama.

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/mayourbensoo, https://twitter.com/AJ_08_/status/1789107996444049472, https://www.facebook.com/AliceLealGuo/photos, https://www.facebook.com/hontiverosrisa/