CLAIM: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the “real vice president”


Pro-Marcos Facebook page “BBM Youth Advocate” continues to pursue a denialist narrative, falsely claiming that 2022 presidential race frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the country’s “REAL VICE PRESIDENT.”

The erroneous claim was made in a social media card posted on May 5, proclaiming Marcos as “The Next President.” The post has so far been reacted to 6,200 times, shared 360 times, and commented on 320 times.

That Marcos is the “real vice president” is demonstrably contrary to fact.

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was proclaimed vice president on May 27, 2016 after winning 263,473 more votes than Marcos. Robredo won 14,418,817 votes, versus Marcos’s 14,155,344 votes.

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