Post on ‘silly' quotes by Bam and PNoy MISLEADS

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:27
Screengrab of misleading Facebook post on supposed statements by Bam Aquino and Noynoy Aquino

An online post claiming to quote reelectionist senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV on the Mega Manila Subway, and former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III on windmills misleads with fabricated and incomplete information.

On March 8, Facebook page No to Liberal Party posted a photo that placed two quote cards on top of the other:

  • Bam Aquino: “Gagawa ng Subway Pano (sic) kung bumaha ([They’ll] build a subway, what if it floods)?”; and
  • Noynoy Aquino: “Tatayo ng Windmill Pano (sic) kung walang hangin ([They’ll] put up a windmill, what if there’s no wind)?”

The post bore the caption, “Tatak Aquino (The Aquino brand)! Tatak Bobo (Silly brand)!”

Overall, the post is misleading. The Bam Aquino quote is downright fake. Noynoy Aquino’s, while real, is incomplete and could therefore be taken out of context.

The senator’s alleged quote is merely a variation of another post, published only hours prior by Balitanga News Philippines, a Facebook page that describes itself as “satirical or fictional.” No official statements nor news reports reflect the supposed pronouncement.

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