POGO probe with Bamban Mayor Alice Guo gives birth to ‘your honor, hindi ko na po maalala’ memes

May 15, 2024 - 12:56 PM
Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo in this May 7, 2024 photo (Sen. Risa Hontiveros/Facebook)

Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo last week faced a joint Senate committee hearing regarding her alleged ties to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

Guo, whose real identity puzzled lawmakers was not able to answer questions about her roots.

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Along with speculations around Guo’s identity, Filipinos online have posted memes inspired by the mayor’s repetitive answer “your honor, hindi ko na po maalala.”

School problems

One X (formerly Twitter) user posted an entry about the terror of taking exams.

Meanwhile, a Facebook page about thesis and dissertation posted a meme about the struggle of choosing participants in a study.

‘Gastos’ struggles

Numerous Facebook users said they can relate to a page’s post about savings—or the lack thereof.

Similarly, a content creator wrote a reality check on bad financial decisions made for someone special—or at last someone who they thought was.

Hard-knock life

A Filipino X user posted about hanging on in life for those who are in the trenches.

Another entry was a quick mental health check for those who need it.

The probe 

The Senate committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality, led by Sen. Risa Hontiveros and joined by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, continues to look into Guo’s background and her alleged ties to POGO, which she has since denied.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Elections said that Guo could face perjury if proven to be misrepresenting herself as Filipino.