Post MISLEADS with photo of LP members ‘running’ in midterm polls

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:27
Collage of Liberal Party members and select opposition lawmakers

 

An online post implying Vice President and Liberal Party (LP) chair Leni Robredo and select opposition lawmakers are running in the May 2019 midterm elections is misleading.

In a Feb. 9 post, a netizen published on Facebook group CRUELTY OF NOYNOY “ABNOY” AQUINO AND HIS GOVERNMENT a collage of individual photos of Robredo, senators Antonio Trillanes IV, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Leila de Lima, and representatives Edcel Lagman and Gary Alejano.

It bore two sets of captions:

“HUWAG MAGPALOKO ULI!” and “HUWAG IBOTO MULI! SALOT SA LIPUNAN. AYAW NILA ANG MAMAMAYAN UMUNLAD SILA LANG ANG UUNLAD!"

(DON’T BE FOOLED AGAIN! and DON’T VOTE FOR THEM AGAIN! PLAGUE OF SOCIETY. THEY ONLY WANT PROGRESS FOR THEMSELVES NOT ALL CITIZENS!)

Only three out of the nine incumbent officials in the misleading photo are running in the upcoming polls: reelectionist Aquino and Magdalo Party List Rep. Alejano for senate, and reelectionist Lagman for Albay 1st District representative. All three are running under LP.

Read the full story on VERA Files Fact Check. 

 

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