FACT-CHECK: Presidential candidate Isko Moreno called Leni Robredo’s camp fake after the latter’s blanket denial of any attempt to convince the other presidentiables to withdraw from the race to favor the yellow presidential candidate.
“Fake talaga kayo e, kaya ayaw sa inyo ng tao,” Moreno declared.
The yellow camp’s campaign spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, issued a statement clearing Mrs. Robredo of the misdeed of asking any other presidential candidate to withdraw from the presidential race to favor her candidacy.
“I challenge the honorable Vice President Leni Robredo, deny. Deny n’yo na hindi n’yo kami pinaatras, pasinungalingan n’yo kami, kung ‘di kayo nag-attempt, nang makita ng tao ang katotohanan, kung sino ang fake at kung sino ang totoo,” Moreno stated.
Was Gutierrez telling the truth?
Rating: FALSE! Fake News!
Sen. Ping Lacson earlier called a “selfish scheme” Robredo camp’s pitch for him to withdraw from the presidential race, using her call for unity as an excuse.
It will be recalled that other presidential candidates including Moreno, former secretary Norberto Gonzales, and Lacson, with vice presidential candidates Doc Willie Ong and Senate President Vicente Sotto in tow, held a press conference where they unanimously declared that they all declined Robredo’s unholy pitch.
In an ambush interview in Bohol on April 20, 2022, Moreno took a swipe at Gutierrez, even suggesting that Robredo’s call for unity was fake.
“Barry (Gutierrez), Barry mag-ingat ka, may CCTV ang office of the vice president. Barry mag-ingat ka, may CCTV ‘yung bahay sa McKinley. Barry mag-ingat ka, may CCTV at may picture ‘yung bahay sa Dasmarinas Village,” Moreno said.
“Fake talaga kayo e, kaya ayaw sa inyo ng tao,” Isko declared.
Maharlika Tv Fact-check: https://www.facebook.com/MaharlikaTvNow/posts/357262549757307
SMNI LIVE: 4 Ph Presidential Candidates Hold Joint Press Conference: https://www.facebook.com/SMNINews/videos/386429043488777
Barry Gutierrez statement: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1585851/robredo-did-not-make-any-withdrawal-call-spokesperson
Isko Challenge Robredo’s Camp: https://www.facebook.com/balitaphl/posts/5240693785986745
Isko Ambush interview: https://www.facebook.com/jay.padriga/posts/10227715168966046
Offer to withdraw from presidential race: https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/4/17/Isko-Ping-Gonzales-hit-Leni-camp-withdrawal.html
Fact-check by Eco Alfaro
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