As incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo battles to close the gap with her arch-rival for the country’s top job Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a purported news graphic claiming she warned of chaos if she were to lose the May 9 polls was shared hundreds of times on social media. However, the news organization whose logo appears on the graphic has denied creating it. Robredo has also denied she ever made the claim, and AFP found no credible record of her issuing the warning.

The purported news graphic, bearing the logo of Philippine news organization Rappler, was posted on Facebook on April 24, 2022.

It was shared more than 500 times before it was deleted.

It appears to quote Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo as saying on April 15 that she and her running mate Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan would be victorious in the upcoming presidential elections as long as there is no cheating.

Read the full story on AFP Fact Check.

AFP launched its digital verification service in France in 2017 and has grown to become the leading global fact-checking organisation, with dedicated journalists in countries from the United States to the Philippines. Our journalists monitor online content in local languages. They take into account local cultures, languages and politics and work with AFP’s bureaus worldwide to investigate and disprove false information, focusing on items that can be harmful, impactful and manipulative.