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A video circulating on Facebook (FB) falsely claims that Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo threatened there would be chaos should she lose in next month’s election and that she had an “alliance” with the New People’s Army (NPA).

The claims were based on the conjectures by a reporter in soliciting a reaction from presidential candidates Isko Moreno, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales during a press conference last April 17.

Kukunin ko lang po sana ang reakson niyo kasi may statement recently si Vice President Leni Robredo na pag natalo siya ngayong eleksyon ay magkakagulo,” Journal Group of Publications reporter Marlon Purificacion asked Moreno at the press conference.

(I’m hoping to get your reaction because Vice President Leni Robredo recently said that if she loses the election, there will be violence.)

When Lacson asked him whether the threat of chaos came from the vice president herself, Purificacion said it was from Robredo and from her camp.  

The reporter further asked the three men whether they believed Robredo “made” the alleged statement because of “alliances” with the NPA. Gonzales said that “he can say” there were “communist elements” in Robredo’s camp. This claim is also untrue.

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