Last October, an obviously doctored photo of Sen. Leila M. De Lima on a wheelchair while wearing neck-brace was posted by Tambayan Ni BERTO Page on Facebook with an embedded text that read: “BREAKING NEWS SENATOR DE LIMA SINUGOD SA HOSPITAL.”
The photo was obviously doctored to either make fun of Sen. De Lima or make it appear that she is exaggerating a sickness to get a special privilege and gain public sympathy while in detention.
In fact, when you try to reverse image search the photo posted by the malicious Facebook page in Google, it will reveal that it is actually former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a wheelchair wearing a neckbrace.
So When Sen. De Lima previously vowed to NEVER use a wheelchair or wear a neck brace or use her health as an excuse to avoid detention, the unjustly detained Senator was TRUE TO HER WORD. “My health is in perfect shape and this edited photo was obviously made by paid trolls hell-bent to ruin, make fun of and discredit me,” she said in a statement.