The Facts: In a post by a Facebook user, a publication material was allegedly released by officials of Marikina Science High School claiming that their students have been invited to attend an “election-related movement.”
In the pubmat, MariSci asserted that the school remains politically neutral and advised against participating in any such activities. The original Facebook poster claimed that this was the work of “NPA-backed Pinklawans,” who are trying to recruit non-voting minors. In the same post, he indicated that the source of the pubmat is from his brother’s PTA group chat.
The Facebook user’s claim is false.
Firstly, MariSci’s statement does not divulge which political group reached out to their students in the supposed election-related movement. The date of this announcement’s release is also unverifiable, as it only allegedly circulated within the PTA group chat during an unspecified time. Thus, this also calls into question the authenticity of the pub-mat itself.
Furthermore, VP Robredo and her camp have no links to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and their military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA), a fact that has been corroborated by the CPP previously. This has been reiterated multiple times (https://www.philstar.com/…/cpp-no-coalition-govt-talks…) (https://www.facebook.com/…/a.18748…/5249699091788986/…).
Although on-ground Leni-Kiko campaigns in Marikina City are open to volunteers regardless of age, there have been no official reports that can verify that these ‘invitations’ are indeed done by Kakampinks to oblige MariSci students to participate in election-related events.
Currently, there is no such public release made by Marikina Science High School on their official Facebook page regarding this alleged incident concerning their students.
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