Misleading

A Facebook (FB) page reuploaded on May 17 a three-month-old TikTok video claiming that Vice President Leni Robredo has pending cases, including sedition. 

Both videos on FB and TikTok used a 20-second audio clip from a July 18, 2019 report of GMA News’ 24 Oras. The video posted by the FB page Kabagis (created on Nov. 2, 2021) was titled: “Kulay Pink ang Rosas Dami pala kaso (Roses are pink [she] apparently has a lot of cases),” referring to Robredo. 

This is misleading. The Department of Justice dismissed on Feb. 10, 2020 – for lack of probable cause – the cases of sedition, cyberlibel, libel, estafa, harboring a criminal, and obstruction of justice filed against the Vice President and 23 other individuals, among them senators, religious leaders, and lawyers.

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