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A TikTok video spliced together two different clips to make it appear that presidential candidate and senator Manny Pacquiao’s solution to the slow internet speed in the Philippines is to believe in God. The circulating clip is fake.

A reader requested VERA Files Fact Check to look into the 18-second video that was originally published by TikTok user genzphilippines — now nobitamarcosph — but which has already been taken down. The clip was reuploaded on Feb. 9 by page Textgasm. on Facebook (FB), where it has gathered 325,000 views so far.

The manipulated video combined the question and answer from two entirely different and unrelated interviews.

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