A fabricated quote attributed to Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo was framed alongside a real quote from senator and fellow presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao to insinuate that she made a foolish suggestion to resolve traffic in the country.

The concocted statement of Robredo that figured in multiple Facebook posts read: “Sa tingin ko mas importante na lahat ng tao mayroong sasakyan para mas mabilis ang pagbiyahe.”

(I think it’s more important that all people have vehicles to speed up travel.)

There are no news reports of Robredo saying this. Contrary to the fake claim, she had in fact previously said that she would shift away from building “car-centric” infrastructure and focus instead on building bus rapid transit systems, protected bike lanes, and better railways.

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