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A video showing presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo meeting with Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez was taken during the briefing of the Comelec-hosted debate on April 3. All presidential candidates were present in the debate except for Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Facebook page Palerista Proj posted the misleading video on April 20 with the caption “Focus naba sa dayaan (Is the focus on cheating), insinuating that Robredo was meeting the Comelec official to rig the election.Facebook page Palerista Proj posted the misleading video on April 20 with the caption “Focus naba sa dayaan (Is the focus on cheating), insinuating that Robredo was meeting the Comelec official to rig the election.

The video identified Jimenez while slowly cropping the other presidential aspirants sitting on Robredo’s right, including Faisal Mangondato, Jose Montemayor Jr., Leody de Guzman and Norberto Gonzales. A reverse image search shows the photo was from VP Leni’s Media Bureau taken at Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City.

The video of the briefing is also posted on Comelec’s official Twitter account showing that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Ernesto Abella, and senators Manny Pacquiao and Ping Lacson were also present.

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