QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The five-finger hand sign has become a symbol of support for jailed Philippine Senator Leila de Lima and is used by her followers when demanding her release. (‘Lima’ is a Tagalog word for ‘five.’)
So it is no surprise that de Lima was elated at the support publicy displayed by world leaders — the heads of state attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam.
The leaders posed for a souvenir photo flashing the five-finger hand sign.
”I will forever be grateful to the world leaders for supporting me and for raising awareness about my political imprisonment. Even President Duterte flashed the hand sign, and it’s very humbling,” de Lima told The Adobo Chronicles.