Netizens believed a satirical photo supposedly taken from Vice President Leni Robredo’s April 23 grand rally in Pasay City. The original publisher clarified he intended the circulating image to be a joke.
The satire image first surfaced on the day of the rally, supposedly showing a sea of pink-clad Robredo supporters swarming Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. The same photo of the crowd was edited in the shape of buildings and placed in the background.
A part of its caption read: “WALA NA! FINISH NA! Grabe kayo PASAY! Daog na! Daog na! (It’s done! It’s finished! You’re so great, Pasay! We won! We won!) CROWD ESTIMATE: 90000 Billion Million Thousand People!”
The netizen who first published the satire graphic on Facebook (FB) has a history of publishing satirical posts that exaggeratedly illustrate crowds at the vice president’s campaign rallies.
The FB user said in a message to VERA Files Fact Check on April 25 that he edited the photo “for fun” and that he made the alteration “obvious”.
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