A website article falsely claimed President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will supplant returning Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with controversial lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon. Marcos has said no such thing.

On June 15, an article was published that carried the headline: “Papalitan? Pres. BBM kumpirmado at handang ipalit si Atty. Gadon kay Cayetano sa Senado para walang kokontra (For replacement? President Marcos has confirmed and is preparing to substitute Atty. Gadon for Cayetano in the Senate so that no one will oppose [him])”

The website article erroneously stated that Marcos plans to remove Cayetano because of his criticisms and embedded a 9-minute YouTube video that bore the title: “JUST IN: HALA (Oh, no)! Pres.BBM GOODNEWS! (sic) Atty.GADON IPALIT sa SENADO KUMPIRMADO NA (Atty. Gadon to fill in slot in the Senate, it’s confirmed) / PRRD VPSARA MALACANANG”

Only the opinion of netizens on Cayetano’s wish to chair the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee were mentioned three minutes into the video and showed no evidence to support its spurious claim that Marcos intends to unseat Cayetano.

There are no reports in the media that the incoming president is scheming to replace Cayetano.

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