Those who tried to destroy incumbent Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo’s image on October 24 get abrogated by netizens.
Manuel Majorda posted on his social media accounts how Robredo’s caravan kits contained a P100-bill to convince people to vote for her.
— Manuel Mejorada (@boymejo) October 24, 2021
His accusation came after Robredo’s supporters launched a caravan on Sunday in support of the VP’s presidential campaign.
However, the claim from Mejorda was unearthed by Netizens. They pointed out that a man like him, who was convicted of four counts of libel, was arrested in 2019 and still has a pending warrant of arrest the audacity to defame Robredo.
Boy Mejorada is already convicted of 4 counts of Libel. He was already arrested in 2019. He has another pending warrant of arrest issued just this year.
I guess he never learned. https://t.co/QZs8EYM7P4
— Lean Porquia #ResistTheFascist (@IanMakabayan) October 24, 2021
After his accusations, a Netizen even concluded that Majorda would have “another libel case pending against him” after his charges.
— DeeDee Holliday 🏳️🌈 #FreeBritney (@deedeeholliday_) October 24, 2021
Another fake news peddler got served after she posted the names of Robredo’s supporters present in the motorcade and accused them of being bribed for P15,000 to show their support for the Vice President.
..got from FB.. ipost ba naman pati mga owner ng mga different vehicles at pagbintangan na kumubra ng 15k each kaya ayun at nasa legal na at idedemanda daw.. wait lang tayo at luluhod cya to ask for forgiveness.. gaga lang kasi ang peg 😂 pic.twitter.com/x2GjlpnYu4
— QuadRaGEnarian (@mclaren620) October 24, 2021
In Davao City, Robredo’s supporters also organized a motorcade in support of her. This was lauded by a Netizen who described it as “courageous” given that the city was President Rodrigo Duterte’s turf.
Do you know how much courage it took for Davaoeños to show up with a Davao for Leni/ Leni-Kiko posters and drive around Davao City, Du30’s home turf? It is in itself, an act of defiance and bravery to go against the current. Saludo ako sa lahat ng pumunta! 💗🎀✊🏻 Stay safe pic.twitter.com/VjIbHnCiru
— clem #LetLeniLead (@pinclemonade) October 23, 2021
Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp also dismissed the alleged “incentives” included in the caravan kits via her spokesperson, Atty. Barry Gutierrez.
“Happy Sunday! Happy post-Caravan day din. Sa sobrang solid kahapon, umagang-umaga may nakarating sa aming ganitong pics. Fake news na naman. Asahan natin ang ganitong paninira habang lumalakas at dumadami tayo,” he said on Twitter.
Also, her political campaign, Team Leni Robredo (TLR), released an official statement clarifying that there they do not resort to such methods.
“Ang budget natin, tiwala; ang makinarya natin, taong nagkakawang-gawa,” they said in the statement.