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A circulating quote card where actress and TV host Kris Aquino said Filipinos are indebted to her father, the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., for the freedom they currently enjoy is fake.

Posted by a Facebook (FB) user on March 24, the fabricated graphic featured an image of the younger Aquino next to the statement: “UTANG NINYO SA AKING AMA ANG KALAYAAN NA TINATAMASA NINYO NGAUN (You owe my father the freedom you enjoy today).”

Another version of the quote card used a different image but carried the same statement.

The quote is similar to a remark Kris Aquino made over four years ago but the quote card that has drawn thousands of reactions is not hers.

In a November 2017 Instagram post commemorating her father’s birthday, Aquino uploaded a portion of an interview the opposition leader gave during the Marcos-era martial law. A part of her post read:

“Try as you may, #fakenews folks- you cannot rewrite history. And the truth is you do owe this man the fact that you have FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & FREEDOM OF THE PRESS TODAY- because he had the balls to actually DIE for his country.”

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