Hell hath no fury like a "megastar" rising in defence of her senator-husband.
Soon after Sen. Jinggoy Estrada named former Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan as among the senators who misused their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the latter's wife, Sharon Cuneta, responded with a dare on her Twitter account.
"If anyone reading this can prove to me that my husband has stolen any amount from his PDAF in his 12 years as senator, I will give you P10 million (S$290,000) in cash and I will leave my husband. That is how confident I am," she tweeted.
"Hindi kami magnanakaw. Hindi kami tulad ng iba na kaya ipakain sa mga anak namin ang perang di amin o di namin pinaghirapan," Cuneta added.
Cuneta's dare registered 268 retweets by 6:45 p.m. Bacoor Rep. Lani M. Mercado was also tagged in some of the retweets.
Mercado is married to Sen. Bong Revilla, who is also linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
By some happy coincidence, Mercado, Revilla, Estrada and Cuneta are members of the movie and entertainment industry.
One netizen even asked Cuneta if Estrada was her "kumpare."
"Yon na nga. Nakakagulat lang," Cuneta tweeted back.