Senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano did not post a Facebook status saying he promised a P10,000 financial assistance per family just to make sure he would win the 2022 election and that people should stop bringing this up.

This is contrary to a fabricated screenshot of a status posted by Uniteam BBM-Sara on June 25.

A web search showed that the statement was not posted on any of Cayetano’s social media accounts.

People on social media have been following up Cayetano on the P10,000 assistance, which he listed among his policy proposals during the campaign.

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