Nowhere in Idol Caloy’s YouTube video was Contreras shown accusing Kris Aquino of using her late father for her career.

Claim: Political analyst Antonio Contreras said Kris Aquino used her late father to increase her popularity.


Rating: FALSE

In an ad-riddled video, YouTube channel “Idol Caloy” falsely claimed that political analyst Antonio Contreras had accused actress and TV host Kris Aquino of using her father, the slain former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., to make herself more popular.

Idol Caloy ripped Contreras’ Aug. 22 vlog in a video uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 25, which has raked in more than 30,000 views and 300 comments.

However, nowhere in Idol Caloy’s video was Contreras shown as having accused Kris of using her late father for her career.

Idol Caloy’s cover image falsely attributed a made-up quote to Contreras: “Kung mahal mo ang ama mo, sana binigyan mo siya ng hustisya, isa ka ring user Kris!”


The lower thirds of the video contained the text “Kris, plastic magmahal sa ama.”

The former De La Salle University political science professor denied uttering these statements in a Facebook post on Aug. 27.

“This grossly misrepresented what I said in my FB live. I did not even say that quote,” he said.

“While I appreciate people sharing my vlogs, I cannot allow people to put words in my mouth, or grossly misrepresent what I said, more so if it places me in a bad light, for which I can hold you liable,” Contreras said.

In his original vlog, Contreras said the real circumstances surrounding Ninoy Aquino’s assassination in August 1983, including who masterminded it, remained a historical question. He also questioned why the Aquinos were unable to find out who ordered the killing of the former senator, a staunch critic of the Marcos regime.

Contreras also raised questions on Ninoy Aquino’s legacy.

“Si Cory parang walang ginawa para talagang malaman kung sino talaga ang nagpapatay sa asawa niya. Nu’ng si Noynoy Aquino na naging presidente, walang pagkilos tungkol sa isyung yan. Parang napaka-konbinyente na ‘yung kanyang kamatayan ay itapon na lang bigla at isisi kay Marcos. Pero ang tanong ay totoo ba talaga ‘yon. At bakit parang ang mga supporters niya kapag sinabi mo ‘yun parang gumagawa ka ng isang malaking kasalanan. Malaking kasalanan ba ang hanapin ang katotohanan?” he said.


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