Disinformation “stole from us the truth, the history and the future.”
That was according to outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, who asserted on Friday night that the widespread hatred and lies that have been around for a decade prevailed in this year’s elections.
During her thanksgiving party at the Ateneo de Manila University, Robredo, who lost in the presidential race after ranking second in the unofficial and partial election results, said her “biggest enemy had been existing even before the campaign period.”
“Disimpormasyon ang isa sa mga pinakamalaki nating kalaban (Disinformation is one of our biggest enemies),” she told the huge crowd who joined her.
Robredo made the pronouncement after Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was presumed to have won the presidency by a huge margin.
Robredo said that “for now, although the lies prevailed, we are still the ones who can answer until when we can let it happen.”
That was why Robredo said “we need to become the movement to fight for the truth.”
“Nasa atin kung tapos na ang laban o kung nagsisimula pa lamang ito. Alam kong marami pa tayong lakas na ibubuhos (It’s on us if we believe the fight is over or if it has just started),” she said.
“Itutuon ko ang enerhiya ko sa paglaban ng kasinungalingan at hinihiling kong samahan nyo ako dito (I will dedicate my energy to fight against lies and I wish that you’ll join me),” she added.