As Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo battles to close the gap with her presidential rival Ferdinand Marcos Jr before polls on May 9, 2022, social media posts have repeatedly claimed Robredo’s daughter admitted on Twitter to making a sex tape. But this is false: the posts feature an old tweet by Robredo’s daughter Aika that was part of a 2016 online campaign in support of an opposition senator.

A screenshot of Aika Robredo’s tweet was shared on Facebook on April 14, 2022.

It reads: “I would like to testify in the [House of Representatives]. It was me in the sex video. #EveryWoman”.

The caption of the post reads in part: “To Aika Robredo: You won’t need to testify. This public admission, I believe, would suffice.”

The screenshot circulated online after Robredo’s camp denounced online posts about an alleged sex video involving her eldest daughter as “malicious fabrication”.

Robredo has been a major target of false and misleading posts often fanned by supporters of her rival for the top job, Marcos Jr.

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