A Twitter account misrepresenting the non-government organization (NGO) to be established by former Vice President Leni Robredo has attributed to her a fake quote regarding the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The tweet, posted on June 21, 2022 by Twitter user @NewGovOrgABF, attributed to Robredo a quote claiming that there would be a “surprise” during the inauguration, courtesy of the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front.

Robredo did not issue that statement.

False information claiming that Robredo, who ran against Marcos in the May elections, is allied with communist groups have repeatedly circulated online during the campaign.

There is no credible evidence to support this.

The Twitter account, which poses as the Angat Buhay NGO to be established by Robredo, was already flagged by her team as a fake account.

Hindi po konektado sa Office of the Vice President o kay VP Leni Robredo and Twitter account na ‘Angat Buhay New Government’ o @NewGovOrgABF,” Raffy Magno, Robredo’s former staff at the Office of the Vice President, wrote on Twitter on May 18, 2022.

Wala pong katotohanan ang mga lumalabas sa account na ito, na ang malinaw na layunin ay manlinlang at magpakalat ng maling impormasyon,” he added.

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