Sen. Risa Hontiveros did not question or criticize the decision of incoming president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to name retired political science professor Clarita Carlos as his National Security Adviser.
This is contrary to a fabricated quote Facebook user Lethe Sasan Anipse attributed to Hontiveros.
The communication team of Hontiveros confirmed to FactRakers that the senator made no such remark. No news media outlet also reported Hontiveros as having criticized Carlos’ credentials.
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