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SUPPORTERS OF BBM-SARA UNITEAM INDIGNANT OVER LENI’S FAKE CLAIM OF CARAVAN’S FACEBOOK POST

Press Releases
22 November 2021

SUPPORTERS of the BBM-Sara Uniteam in Abra province are up in arms over an altered picture of their ‘unity ride’ on Sunday that came out on social media but was maliciously attributed to Leni Robredo’s camp.

The picture of thousands of Marcos supporters clad in red massing up along the Kalinga National Road in Lagangilang and traversing the Don Mariano Marcos Bridge, the third longest bridge in the country, was posted by supporters of Abra Rep. JB Bernos and Abranian Riders’ Alliance led by Joel Lingbaoan shortly before noon.

A few hours later, the same but badly edited picture designed to make the red color appear as pink and tagged with the trademark Leni logo was posted on Facebook under #Laban Leni 2022, Ilocos.”

After receiving reports of the deception, Abra ‘unity ride’ organizers and their followers took to social media and lambasted the fake photo and its attributes.

“This is a desperate attempt to hide the truth and a dastardly act to claim what was not theirs,” said a visibly irate Marcos-Duterte supporter.

Another BBM-Sara Uniteam follower said the “badly edited picture speaks well of what the Pinklawans are willing to do just to defy and hide the avalanche of support that the Marcos-Duterte duo enjoys.”

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, more than 12 hours after the questioned picture was posted, Robredo’s camp came up with a statement denying that they were behind the posting of the viral photo.

A few minutes later, the same statement came out on Twitter under Abra For Leni#DapatSiLeni, but it was too late as the blunder had already been exposed immensely.

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ENGLISH - The original picture was taken by Pope Guzman, a member of Abranian Riders’ Alliance while their “Unity Ride” was negotiating the Don Mariano Marcos Bridge along the Kalinga National Road in Lagangilang. The picture was posted on Facebook shortly before noon on Sunday.

FILIPINO - Ang tunay na larawan na kuha ni Pope Guzman na miyembro ng Abranian Riders’ Alliance sa kanilang “Unity Ride” sa Don Mariano Marcos Bridge, kahabaan ng Kalinga National Road sa Lagangilang, Abra. Nai-post ang picture na ito sa Facebook bago magtanghalian noong Linggo. 

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ENGLISH - The altered picture which was edited to make the red color appear as pink and tagged with the trademark Leni logo was posted on Facebook under #PinkCaravan “Abra for Leni” a few hours later.

FILIPINO - Ang niretokeng larawan at ini-edit para palabasing ang kulay pulang mga t-shirts ay nagmukhang kulay pink. May tagged ito ng trademark Leni logo na naka-post Facebook sa ilalim ng #PinkCaravan “Abra for Leni,” ilang oras ang nakalipas.

FILIPINO VERSION

BBM SUPPORTERS UMALMA SA PAMEMEKE NG LENI CAMP SA FB PHOTO NG CARAVAN

DISMAYADO ang mga supporters ni presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos dahil sa ginawang pamemeke sa Facebook ng kampo ni Leni Robredo sa ritrato ng libu-libong tagasuporta na dumalo sa ‘unity ride’ nitong Linggo ng umaga sa Abra.

Giit ng mga tagasuporta ni Marcos ay pinalitan ng mga tauhan ni Robredo ang larawan ng mga BBM supporters na pawang nakapula at nagtipun-tipon sa Don Mariano Marcos Bridge, ikatlo sa pinakamahabang tulay sa bansa, na nasa Kalinga Road, Langalilang, Abra.

Pinalitaw nilang ng kulay pink ang suot ng mga BBM supporters na nasa larawan, nilagyan ng Leni logo, at ipinost Facebook sa ilalim ng #Laban Leni 2022, Ilocos.

Kuha ang larawan ng libu-libong Marcos supporters na nakasuot ng kulay pulang t-shirts habang nagtitipun-tipon sa nabanggit na lugar Linggo ng umaga.

Ang naturang larawan ay pinost ng tagasuporta ni Abra Rep. JB Bernos at ng Abranian Riders’ Alliance na pinamumunuan ni Joel Lingbaon.  

Matapos makarating sa kanilang kaalaman, sama-samang binatikos sa social media ng Abra unity ride organizations at iba pang followers ni Bongbong pamemeke ng kampo ni Leni.

“This is a desperate attempt to hide the truth and a dastardly act to claim what was not theirs,” pag-alma ng isang Marcos-Duterte supporter.

Isa pang BBM-Sara Uniteam follower ang nagsabing, “the badly edited picture speaks well of what the Pinklawans are willing to do just to defy and hide the avalanche of support that Marcos enjoys.”

Ilang oras bago naman mag-alas-11:00 ng gabi nitong Linggo o mahigit 12 oras matapos kuwestiyunin ang pekeng larawan, naglabas ng statement ang Robredo camp at itinanggi na sila ang nasa likod ng nasabing viral photo.

Ilang minuto pa ang nakalipas, naglabas din sila ng statement sa Twitter sa ilalim ng Abra For Leni#DapatSiLeni, ngunit huli na ito dahil malisyoso nang naipalabas ang pekeng larawan.

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