A YouTube video has recycled a six-month-old clip of actor-turned-senatorial aspirant Robin Padilla defending the 2016 Supreme Court decision to allow the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

The video posted by PINAS INSIDER on April 26 made it appear that Padilla filmed his reaction to a recent call of presidential candidate Leody “Ka Leody” de Guzman to exhume Marcos’ remains and return them to Ilocos Norte, the late president’s home province.

In reality, it is an old Facebook live video of Padilla originally posted on his official page on Oct. 30. Reacting to an old remark by an unnamed senator opposing Marcos’ burial at the heroes’ cemetery.

PINAS INSIDER also falsely claimed that Padilla had challenged De Guzman remarks in the video.

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