CLAIM: Facebook and Twitter pages posted a screenshot of a Facebook messenger exchange claiming that a group of lawyers supporting a presidential candidate offered cash to participants of a campaign event.
In a post on Sunday, March 13, the page called Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles and Ahmed Paglinawan posted the screenshot of a private conversation between an individual and a group called “Lawyers For Leni.”
The page sought help to verify the message and spread it on the platform.
In the screenshot, the individual or the sender supposedly asked the group for “additional” payment for the participants who joined a campaign rally in Bulacan.
The text reads: “Ma’am, follow up ko lang po yung additional payment sa mga sumama sa Bulacan rally 3,467 pax na hindi pa po nabayaran.”
In response, the recipient told the sender who was named a certain “Donna” that they needed to secure the names of the attendees first.
RATING: The screenshot is fake.
There is a group of lawyers called “Lawyers for Leni” who supports the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Robredo’s running mate is Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.
The profile picture used on the viral screenshot is similar to the logo used by the group of lawyers.
However, it should be noted that the name on the screenshot is “Lawyers For Leni,” while the official page of the group of lawyers is named “Lawyers for Leni” with lowercase “for.”
The group had also already addressed these bribery claims on a Facebook post last March 11, Friday.
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