Although Philippine pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles is being pictured as Miss Piggy in caricatures and memes, she is far from living in a pig sty at the height of her wallowing in luxury and wealth.
Dominga Cadelina, her former maid whom Ms Lim-Napoles accused of stealing from her expensive branded bags, told ABS-CBN that one of her duties, aside from washing the clothes of the Napoles family, is to bathe the rags-to-riches woman in milk and then massage her, for which she was paid a monthly salary of P15,000.
The milk bath treatment brings to mind a similar health regime said to be a favourite of Egyptian princess Cleopatra, portrayed in the 1963 film by popular Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor.
It was also the beauty regime by a Filipina princess named Naranja, portrayed by comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey, in a 1959 film, in a bid to lighten her dark skin tone.
Ms Cadelina denied she stole the expensive items and P1 million from her employer and insisted it was a frame-up. One of the whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam is her daughter who is also employed by the Napoleses.
However, it appears some of the other witnesses have been temporarily silenced since they are trapped in the ongoing battle in Zamboanga City between military forces and Moro rebels. The witnesses were supposed to jointly swear and affirm their affidavits by appearing before the National Bureau of Investigation on Monday, but failed because flights were cancelled.
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