Latest fake news claims former VP Leni Robredo arrived at DSWD unannounced, cornered Sec. Erwin Tulfo - TrueID

Latest fake news claims former VP Leni Robredo arrived at DSWD unannounced, cornered Sec. Erwin Tulfo

DailypediaSeptember 1, 2022

A pro-administration Twitter user has falsely claimed that former vice president Leni Robredo arrived at the Department of Social Welfare and Development unannounced.

The user, Hars Lingayan of De La Salle University who referred to Robredo as ‘MADUMB,’ said that DSWD employees were “dismayed” with her visit.

Credit to @MacLopez769. Ok, so here is the supposed back story of the MADUMB visit to DSWD, as relayed by sources from DSWD mismo na super dismayed dito sa incident,” Lingayan wrote.

It appears that MADUMB sashayed into the DSWD unannounced and without [an] appointment!” she added.

Robredo visited the DSWD central office on August 26 to extend help using her Angat Buhay foundation’s calamity and natural disasters program.

Lingayan said Secretary Erwin Tulfo was caught “off guard and cornered” and that Robredo brought a photographer.

Grabe, is she really this thick-faced and so brazen? As in walang appointment? Kapalmuks talaga,”

Prior to the visit, Robredo wrote Tulfo a formal letter for a courtesy visit.

Robredo also rejected the claim that she brought a photographer. Her visit was accompanied by Angat Buhay Executive Director Raffy Magno.

“The only photographer present was the DSWD photographer. We just shared Sec Erwin Tulfo’s Facebook post,” Robredo tweeted.

ABS-CBN news reporter Jervis Manahan, who was also present, said that a source informed them of Robredo’s visit.

“The courtesy call happened in the Secretary’s office on the building’s third floor,” the Manahan noted.

Tulfo himself told Anthony Taberna that Robredo formally requested a visit.

Ever since becoming vice president, Robredo has experienced all sorts of fake news against her and her family. Trolls elevated their activity during the last campaign season.

Some said that the recent attack on Robredo is only to distract the public from the upcoming hike on jeepney fare and salt.

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