‘Hindi tayo magpapatinag’: Robredo slams fake photo of supporters’ pink parade

Published December 5, 2021, 5:58 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, Dec. 5, tagged as fake news a photo allegedly showing her supporters in a massive parade on Jones Bridge in Manila.

Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP)

In a Facebook post, the aspiring president called out the photoshopped picture posted on various social media pages.

“Radical magmahal lalo na pag Linggo. Pero fake news ito at ang sama n(an)g pagka photoshop (It’s radical to love, especially on Sunday. But this is fake news and the photoshop was bad),” she said.

The photo in question was that of the Black Nazarene procession on Jones Bridge before the pandemic.

The edit showed most of the areas of the photo—the bridge and barge—highlighted in pink, Robredo’s campaign color.

This photo was called “fake news” by Robredo in a post on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. (Photo from Robredo’s Facebook page)

Another photo was of the Vice President’s face photoshopped on the body of a fish vendor.

“Obviously done to put us in a bad light. Hindi po tayo magpapatinag (We are not going to back down). Let us report posts like these. Sorry walang link (there’s no link). They were only sent to me,” she said in the post.

Some of the photos were posted on alleged pages of Robredo’s supporters, but kakampinks—a combination of the word “kakampi (ally)” and pink—questioned whether those pages were owned by her actual supporters.

So far, the lady official’s post was shared 3,700 shares with 19,600 reactions and 556 comments.

Robredo has been a victim of fake news since she won as Vice President with critics photoshopping her images and splicing her video interviews.

She clarified the fake posts after she arrived from Iloilo province, from where she had a “hangover.”

READ: Robredo’s pitch to Ilonggos: ‘You’re my favorite’

“Our 2-day Iloilo trip was a blast. Sobrang saya (Very happy) and humbling at the same time. Nakakagulat ang (It’s shocking the) fervor at (and) passion ng mga (of the) volunteers. Damang dama namin ang pagmamahal (We can truly feel the love),” Robredo said.

Thanking Iloilo once again, she shared that she’s now back in Manila but “grabe pa din ‘yung hangover (the hangover is too much).”

Along with her message, she posted some photos and videos of her visit to Ilonggos, which she called her favorite people.