CLAIM: A Facebook page posted a video saying “Megastar” Sharon Cuneta, the wife of vice presidential candidate Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, made a slip of the tongue and allegedly admitted that presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo is connected with the communist rebels.
The video also claimed that the confirmation is also from another presidential bet Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. It also claimed that Eric Celis, the former cadre of the CPP-NPA, has personal knowledge about it.
The video claimed that the communist rebels could help pave way for a Robredo win in the 2022 polls, which could supposedly let the leftist group freely continue to wreak havoc across the country.
The video claiming Sharon Cuneta admitted Robredo’s connection with communists is misleading.
The Facebook page posted a spliced video of Cuneta during a campaign rally in Negros Occidental on March 11.
In Robredo-Pangilinan’s rally in Isabela the next day, Sharon explained that the claim was from a spliced video, where she was making a joke about a scenario that could happen if Robredo was indeed related to the CPP-NPA.
This is the full quote of Cuneta:
“Wala na silang masira kay Ma’am Leni. Ang bago: kakampi na daw ng NPA. Sabi ko, ‘That’s not true!’ Pero akalain mo kung totoo ‘yon, aba’y siya ang magiging kauna-unahang presidente na paniniwalaan ng NPA. Edi pati Abu Sayyaf, friends na natin. Wala nang terrorists.”
“Ma’am Leni shall be president to Christians, Catholics, lahat ng relihiyon, and the Muslims also because this is what the Philippines is made up of,” Cuneta added.
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