A Facebook post misrepresented the statement made by presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo during the debate organized by the Commission on Elections last March 19, 2022.

The March 22 post, which had over 22,000 reactions and 24,000 shares as of writing, claimed that Robredo “discredited” the work of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) officials and “demeaned” efforts to overhaul this sector.

It used as proof a short clip from the debate, where Robredo stated: “’yung maritime, grabe pa ‘yung opportunity dito pero ‘yung skills kulang.”

This was actually part of Robredo’s response to the question on the candidates’ plans regarding employment and quality education. The Vice President has not issued any statement specifically “discrediting” or “demeaning” efforts to overhaul the maritime industry.

But she has repeatedly cited opportunities that the Philippines can take advantage of in the sector.

For instance, strengthening the maritime industry is one of the priorities included in her
Hanapbuhay Para Sa Lahat jobs generation plan.

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