Robredo busy debunking fake news in social media

Published December 2, 2020, 6:44 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Trolls are it again. And so Vice President Leni Robredo has been busy debunking them.

Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo on Wednesday addressed again a fake post about her office’s relief efforts that has been making its rounds on social media.

For the past weeks, she has been debunking fake news and she has never thought of stopping.

“I was alerted by a Facebook post/comment accusing us of lying about the help we extended to typhoon victims in Rizal.

“The comment itself is full of untruths that we should correct,” she said in a Facebook
post.

The vice president shared a screenshot of the post which read: “She only went to an evacuation center in San Mateo, Rizal for photo ops and didn’t even last 30 minutes.”

Robredo vehemently denied this. She had not yet visited the municipality as falsely claimed.

“I have not personally visited a San Mateo evacuation center. But our team has been in 9 sites in San Mateo on different dates to give relief goods and hot meals,” she wrote.

In response, Robredo even attached a copy of the Excel file of all her typhoon-related activities in the province to disprove the troll’s claim.

She was at the Kasiglahan Village Elementary School in Rodriguez town on November 12. She then visited the evacuation center in Francisco Felix Elementary School in Cainta the next day.

A team from Robredo’s office continued with their relief operations in Rizal while she visited other typhoon-stricken areas in Cagayan, Isabela, Marikina, Quezon and Bicol.

“In all of those areas, the only ones where media was present was in Marikina, Cagayan and Ragay in CamSur. We did not invite them but they were also there to cover the disaster. If media writes about our operations, they usually get the information from our Facebook posts,” she said.

 
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