‘Dapat si Leni’ group guilty of spreading fake news

‘Dapat si Leni’ group guilty of spreading fake news

By Juana Adlaw

Fact-Check: Facebook group “Dapat si Leni” uploaded photos (now deleted) of an elderly supposedly a supporter coming from the mountains just to see Mrs. Leni Robredo.

The now-deleted post was published on May 1, 2022. It stated in the captions: “Galing pang bundok si Lola pero dumayo siya sa Nasugbu, Batangas para makita si VP Leni Robredo. Habang nasa mini-rally ay, paulit-ulit niyang sinasabi, ‘Leni-Kiko, Mananalo tayo!’”

The photos were credited to @gracedisgrace and @VP Leni Media Bureau.

Is the elderly woman really from the mountains just as “Dapat si Leni” group has reported?

Rating: FAKE NEWS. “Dapat si Leni” group is GUILTY of spreading fake news!

The post at issue is now removed after netizens caught the deception being spread by Mrs. Robredo’s supporters.

The elderly woman who is holding a placard that states, “Bumoto nang tama para sa bata” was identified by some Facebook users. Several netizens commented and even shared the now-deleted post confirming that the elderly woman didn’t actually come from the mountains just as indicated by the “Dapat si Leni” post.

Katrina Oriondo Uguis shared the post on her FB profile and stated that the elderly woman holding the placard was scripted, therefore NOT TRUE.

She said, “Sorry to burst your bubble. Si Lola Maring po ay taga-Wawa, at siya po ay namamalimos sa may Jollibee, tapat ng Plaza. Huwag tayo mag-gawa ng kwento mga Mars and Pars at gumagamit pa ng inosenteng tao pangdagdag simpatya ah. Mangampanya na lang, huwag nang magdrama!”

After Daryl Yap, an online influencer has shared the post, another comment by an FB user Mico Policarpio stated, “Matagal nang nanlilimos daw po yan si lola sa Jollibee sa Nasugbu. Personal knowledge ng kaibigan ko na taga Batangas kasi inaabutan din daw po nila minsan si lola.”

Other netizens also highlighted the elderly’s left hand clasping a roll of paper that looked like money.

There was no explanation or apology coming from “Dapat si Leni” group after it posted and deleted a deceiving post.

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