FACT CHECK: Did Chito Miranda, lead singer of the iconic music band, Parokya ni Edgar, endorse Kiko Pangilinan for vice president?
Mr. Pangilinan was personally endorsed for vice president by Chito Miranda, lead vocalist of Parokya ni Edgar, according to an ABS-CBN and Balita.net.ph stories published on April 24, 2022. After sharing a photo of himself with his wife Neri Naig and Pangilinan on Facebook, it was also posted on a Facebook page of the Leni-Kiko Tandem supporters, namely, “Leni-Kiko 2022 Volunteers Brigade” on April 25, 2022.
Is it true that Chito Miranda endorsed Kiko Pangilinan for vice president?
Rating: FALSE ! FAKE NEWS!
In a Facebook post, Chito Miranda posted a photo with his wife Neri Naig and vice presidential candidate Pangilinan with the caption, “Nandito na si Kiko, si Kiko Pangilinan.” The play on words is based on his iconic hit song, “Bagsakan,” with Gloc-9 and the late master-rapper Francis Magalona.
He then mentioned in his post that Pangilinan is his father’s cousin, therefore an uncle.
He said in jest that he was the favorite nephew of Pangilinan before Donnie Pangilinan came.
“Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, uncle ko po si Kuya Kiko (mag-pinsang buo sila ng Dad ko) … at ako po talaga ‘yung paborito nyang pamangkin, bago dumating si Donny,” Miranda said.
“Gusto ko lang sabihin na sooobrang bait nila ni Ate Sharon, at sobrang mahal ko sila, kahit mas mahal nila si Neri kesa sa akin,” he added.
If you look closely, there is no mention of Chito endorsing Pangilinan or any other candidate. It was just a very light post, nothing political.
It will be remembered that during the 2016 presidential race, Miranda announced on his social media account that he had been offered P2 million pesos to endorse a presidential candidate, which he promptly turned down.
Out of respect to the candidate, he did not name names. Vocalist Miranda has remained consistent in saying that he would not be endorsing any political candidate, furthermore, that he prefers to keep his integrity intact.
Miranda’s Post: https://www.facebook.com/ChitoMirandaJr/posts/533118864836180
LeniKikoVolunteersBrigade2022 page: https://www.facebook.com/LeniKikoVolunteersBrigade2022/posts/150133787500466
Balita net ph: https://balita.net.ph/2022/04/24/chito-inendorso-ang-titong-si-kiko-ako-po-talaga-yung-paborito-nyang-pamangkin-bago-dumating-si-donny/?fbclid=IwAR3f94UW0h1nFJEQJKQSd0INPCAyeJ3h_4daWmbuqP6FsWVIlTHylcm-ShU
Fact Check by Eco Alfaro
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