Sen. Leila De Lima has been under a lot of scrutiny lately—from being called “immoral” for being allegedly linked to her former driver to getting booted as justice committee chair. However, no one was prepared for this broadsheet’s headline.
The broadsheet’s front page story relates to witnesses testifying against Leila’s alleged links to drugs. We agree that it attracted attention―sadly, in the wrong way. But, the headline is pretty damning considering that Leila’s already under a lot of criticism and stress as it is.
Meanwhile, netizens also caught on to this. Some thought the headline was funny while others found it offensive.
I’m against De Lima but this headline of Manila Standard is way below the belt. Credibility is heavier than publicity, fix your headline. pic.twitter.com/x5Bvp32rSn
— Dom Gray (@Denrigo) September 21, 2016
— Thysz (@thysz) September 21, 2016