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.
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