Inquirer.net : Bongbong Marcos calls on supporters to discredit ‘fake news’ seeking to divide UniTeam

1 February 2022

By Dennis Gutierrez | Inquirer.net

Presidential hopeful Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has warned his supporters against “fake news” being peddled by their political rivals aimed to create division between him and his runningmate Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio.

“With absolute certainty, the bind that keeps the mutual trust and respect between myself and Mayor Inday Sara remains unsoiled,” Marcos said in a statement. “And it will remain so.”

The news he was referring to was about his camp allegedly having “secret meetings” with Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto. It has been reportedly circulating, together with claims on a political website that his wife Liza is supporting the vice presidential bid of Sotto.

Marcos maintained that the alleged fabricated reports were meant to sow discord among members of the UniTeam.

“Our commitment to each other and the entire UniTeam is unconditional and stronger than ever. It is unbreakable,” he said.

Marcos claimed his rivals have become desperate that they were now resorting to disinformation and underhanded tactics.

“I am calling on my supporters worldwide to be discerning about these pieces of disinformation and discredit them as they’re but figments of the imagination of those who have lost hope in a fair and honest election,” he said.

“With the faith and loyalty of our supporters to the UniTeam and their dedication to its goal, I am certain that we shall survive these fake news and other distasteful political challenges to enable us to collectively push our firm resolve to unify the country and give our fellowmen the future that they deserve.”