VP Leni finds funny fake photo of her ‘vaccination’

Published March 2, 2021, 11:24 PM

by Raymund Antonio

“Ridiculously funny.”

This is how Vice President Leni Robredo described a fake photo where she was seen getting injected supposedly with the coronavirus vaccine through her sleeves.

(Photo from VP Leni Robredo)

In the photo that has been making the rounds on social media, the woman had her sleeves down while getting inoculated by the vaccine. The post “doctored” a social card of a news website to make the photo look legitimate.

“This is ridiculously funny. Hindi po ako yan. Ayoko na sanang patulan pero ang daming nagpapadala ng mga screenshots. Kung hindi kayo busy, pa report na lang please (That’s not me. I actually don’t want to address it but a lot have been sending me screenshots. If you are not busy, please report the post),” Robredo said on her personal Facebook page.

The vice president has been the subject of several fake news in the past supposedly published by supporters of President Duterte.

Robredo shared a collage of screenshots of those who posted the fake photo. The accounts that shared the fake post were owned by Ash Romero, Jl Macana, Jay-Ar Dionisio, and Mark Patrick Pascual Balaca.

“[I] Was told that the lady in the picture is Dr. Flordeliza Grana, a pediatric surgeon at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC) and she was wearing a ‘bakuna’ blouse – the sleeves have slits,” she wrote.

“Sorry, Dra. Nadamay ka pa tuloy (You were dragged into this).”

The vice president has been critical of the process that China’s Sinovac went through in the country, saying that it shouldn’t skip a step because the country’s health workers deserve the best. 

Because of these remarks, Duterte made her a target of a profanity-laced rant during a pre-recorded address to the nation on Monday night.