MANILA — A photoshop artist recently revealed that he was hired by Leni Robredo’s camp to alter photos of their activities and make it appear that a lot of people have been attending their sorties and rallies.
In an interview, JR said he was hired as a photo editor by Robredo’s handlers in 2021 specifically to help in their propaganda but “he can no longer stomach the duplicity that they have been doing so he decided to come out and reveal everything.”
He said they started altering photos of their sorties to make it appear that throngs are in the activities until they shifted their focus on their other opponents’ sorties, especially BBM’s rallies, and made it appear it was theirs.
“Iyong rally po nila Marcos na unity ride yata ang tawag nila doon, grupo po namin iyon. Na-bashed po kami nang husto doon,” JR said, adding that initially they were worried because they knew that BBM’s camp have plenty of supporters.
He admitted receiving P70,000 to P100,000 monthly salary and their network of operation is vast, covering Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The source revealed that they usually manipulate the pictures of vloggers, who mostly don’t know the rudiments of photography.
He said he often uses drone shots to make it appear that there are a lot of people in a particular area but he usually utilizes pink balloons and alters it to make the desired impression.
“Pakiramdam ko bukod sa ipapahamak kami sa mga ipinapagawa sa amin, parang pakiramdam ko ay ipapapatay ako ng mga dilawan kaya gusto ko nang kumalas sa kanila,” he said, adding that Robredo’s camp hired several photo editors who work on specific tasks.
“Compartmentalized po ang trabaho namin. Iyong iba magkakakilala kami, iyong iba hindi. Pero iyong mga lumalabas ngayon, alam namin sa isa’t isa kung gawa ng grupo namin kasi talagang hindi mo mahahalata ang pag-photoshop. Magaling kami sa ganyan,” JR added.
He said the photo editors were promised good jobs if Robredo wins but he had a change of heart and wanted out.
“Alam ko naman mati-trace kami ng pulis at NBI kaya hindi ko na aantayin iyon. Kalas na ko at may ilang kilala pa ako na kakalas na rin sa kanila bago pa kami mapahamak nang husto,” he said. (ai/mtvn)