Fact check: VP Robredo’s statement to 'pay' the Ayalas amid water crisis

Fact check: VP Robredo’s statement to 'pay' the Ayalas amid water crisis

- An online post regarding Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement about the Ayalas has been circulating on social media

- The post claimed that Robredo said it would be better to pay the Ayalas because they may suffer losses for giving free water

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the public

- The spokesperson of Vice President has released a statement and clarified the issue

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A social media post has claimed that Vice President Leni Robredo has released a statement about the Ayalas amid the water crisis the Manila Water has been facing.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false.

In a report by Rappler, the post claimed that Robredo said she would rather pay the Ayalas instead of giving free water to the people.

“Siguro ang importante bayaran na lang 'yung mga Ayala. Kawawa naman sila malulugi dahil lang gusto nating makalibre ng tubig,” it read in the photo.

You may check the post here:

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However, Rappler reported that the Vice President never said such a statement.

Robredo’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, has clarified the issue and said, “The Vice President never said anything even remotely similar to this.”

“It follows the pattern of fake and outrageous quotes being attributed falsely to the VP on social media, as part of an obvious and deliberate effort to damage her reputation,” he added.

On December 15, 2019, Robredo said on her radio show Biserbisyong Leni that she supported a review of the deals between water concessionaires. However, she warned them to be careful so that they will not drive away investors.

Leni Robredo is the 14th Vice President of the Philippines and the second woman to ever assume the post. She is the widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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