A TikTok video used clips from an old interview to make it look like retired political science professor Clarita Carlos mocked Vice President Leni Robredo after the latter allegedly admitted getting millions in campaign funds.
This is misleading. The clips used were taken out of context.
The circulating TikTok video started with this excerpt from Carlos during the Feb. 15 Sonshine Media Network Inc. (SMNI) presidential debate:
“Only a stupid person will report na nakakuha ako ng milyon diyan sa bayong (that I got a million pesos in a large bag).”
Carlos, a panelist at the SMNI event, said this in the context of some campaign donors supposedly placing their contributions in large bags (bayong) to avoid leaving a money trail.
She made the “stupid person” remark after fellow panelist Rolex Suplico said candidates are required to report their campaign expenditures and donations starting Feb. 8, the beginning of the official campaign season.
The video then showed a clip of Robredo during a May 2, 2016 episode of ABS-CBN’s now-defunct late-night show Bandila where she said:
“Maraming mga nagdo-donate na pinapasok ko sa aking personal account. So kailangan ko iyon isiwalat (There were many donations which I put in my personal account. So I need to declare that).”
The clip also showed the vice president saying she has “around P8 million” in her bank account.
Contrary to the insinuation of the TikTok video, Carlos did not allude to the vice president in her remark.
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