Former broadcaster Jay Sonza misled people by using a different photo in a Facebook (FB) “congratulatory” post on the number of attendees in the April 23 #ArawNa10To! rally held in Pasay City for Vice President Leni Robredo. 

His post showed a photo of the rally in Mandaue City, Cebu on April 21.


On the early morning of April 24, Sonza posted this message: 

“ congratulations/ 

to the organizers & the 412k attendees 

all star cast concert: leni@57 in pasay.”

Source: Jay Sonza’s official Facebook account, congratulations/…, April 24, 2022

Sonza’s photo was from a rally for Robredo in an open field, with areas sparsely populated with people. A few netizens pointed out that this misled people because Robredo’s Pasay City rally was held on a long stretch of road, not in an open area as shown. 

Another user who appeared to believe Sonza’s post mocked the Robredo campaign for “bloating the number of attendees” in the rally.

The FB post garnered 17,000 reactions, 3,300 comments, and 736 shares as of April 27.


Reverse image search shows that the photo Sonza posted was captured and uploaded by an FB user during the April 21 “CeBoom! Cebu Grand People’s Rally 2.0” for Robredo. 

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