A satirical Facebook (FB) post misled netizens into believing the camp of outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo filed her Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) using transparent ink.

On June 10, satire FB page Philippine Daily New Society (created on May 13, 2022) published a post about the Robredo camp allegedly filling out her SOCE using a pen with clear ink.

The post came with a quote supposedly from the vice president: “Para sa akin, kailangan iyong transparency. Kailangan iyong transparency para lahat alam ng tao. Kaya iyong ginamit namin na mekanismo ay iyong ballpen, iyong tinta, ay transparent. Iyong transparent ink ang pinangsulat namin sa SOCE ko. 

(For me, transparency is necessary. Transparency is needed so that all people know. That’s why the mechanism we used is a ballpen whose ink is transparent. We used transparent ink to fill out the SOCE).

The graphic is clearly labeled “Satire Only,” and with a tagline of “NEWS YOU CAN’T TRUST” printed at the bottom. In its About page, Philippine Daily New Society said the page “is for satire, parody, and entertainment purposes only” and not a source of accurate information.

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