Headline of the Day: “MILF Braces for FAP Offensive”, with Explanation [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on November 15, 2011

Newspaper with headline "MILF braces for FAP offensive"

I’ve got an explanation for the headline; see the update below.

In the Philippines, MILF is the acronym for the terrorist group known as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front; I have no idea what FAP is short for in this context (I’m sure it’s not Film Academy of the Philippines, and a cursory Googling hasn’t helped).

In North American internet culture, MILF and FAP (warning: the text on these pages is NOT SAFE FOR WORK) have their own meanings and hence this headline made me LOL.

Update

John Bowman pointed me to the original article in the Philippine Star, whose title is MILF Braces for AFP Offensive. That makes more sense. I’d recognize the AFP acronym immediately – it’s Armed Forces of the Philippines, and I have one prominent family member in that organization: General Renato deVilla, former Phillippine Secretary of National Defence.

So it could be a typo or some lewd Photoshoppery. Either way, it’s funny.

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elmer November 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Took it into photoshop, played with the levels tool, definitely a photoshop. Histogram settings 97, .51, 255 you can see a big white area to the left of the F that doesn’t blend with the rest of the paper.

Hilarious, if slightly sloppy work.

Aeeo January 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) of the Philippine Navy.

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