In a thread of dubious assertions, social media influencer and avid Duterte supporter falsely claimed that Vice President Leni Robredo was in a romantic relationship with a married man.
CLAIM: Vice President Leni Robredo was in a romantic relationship with a married man.
Avid Marcos-Duterte supporter Jam Magno claimed on Twitter that Vice President Leni Robredo was in a romantic relationship with a married man.
Magno posted “facts about Len-Len,” which highlights a thread of dubious claims about the vice president – from her personal life to her works as a public servant. Magno, who had been suspended in Twitter for breaking community rules, labelled Robredo as “kumabit sa may asawa,” or someone who cheated with a married guy.
FACTS ABOUT LENLEN
Boba, lutang at Stupida
Kakampi ng NPA Terrorists
Puppet ng mga Dilawan
Attorney no Case
Kumabit sa di asawa
Walang dala nung pumunta sa Siargao
Nagpatayo ng bulok na pabahay
Sinisiraan si President Duterte
Malabnaw ang Spaghetti
— Jam Magno (@ItsJamMagno) April 8, 2022
This claim is FALSE.
Robredo has been single since the passing of her husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo in 2012. The Vice President has dismissed all similar allegations in the past and asserted that she has no plans to remarry and even enter into a new relationship at all.
“I am reiterating that since my husband died, I’ve never had any boyfriend, I don’t have any boyfriend, and I don’t have any plans to have one,” Robredo said in an interview in 2018.
This issue has been a recurring rumor since she assumed the vice-presidency in 2016.
Magno, like others who share these allegations against Robredo, has not produced any evidence to back up their claims.
In November 2020, Rappler already fact-checked a similar claim, which linked Robredo to Quezon City 3rd District Rep. Jorge “Bolet” Banal. The congressman and the vice president are party allies, as Banal serves as the liaison officer between the Liberal Party and the Office of the Vice President.
Based on fact check initiatives conducted by Tsek.Ph in January this year, Robredo has been the biggest victim of disinformation online. His closest rival Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., whom Magno supports, is the biggest beneficiary of disinformation, according to the study. — Lance Mejico
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