There is no sufficient proof to support claims that Cagayan de Oro City residents were misled or offered bribes to attend the recent campaign rally of presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo.

Various social media posts circulated after thousands attended the event on Feb. 22, 2022.

One Facebook post, which has 31,000 reactions and 18,300 shares as of writing, claimed that a relative attended the political activity after she was informed by her neighbors that they were going to attend a birthday party.

Like most bribery allegations, the posts about Robredo’s Cagayan de Oro sortie did not offer sufficient proof and were merely hearsay.

Volunteer groups that helped organize the activity have yet to address the claims. But in one Facebook post, the Kagay-an For Leni expressed gratitude to a dance group that performed for free and even shouldered the printing of pink shirts that they wore during the event.

Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez previously denied social media posts claiming that attendees of their campaign activities were promised payments and other incentives.

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Ayon sa isang broadcaster sa DZRH, binayaran daw ng mga organizers ang mga lumahok sa Northern Samar caravan ni VP Robredo

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