- Several social media posts claimed that Vice President Leni Robredo distributed “spoiled” food to the medical frontliners
- The posts said that the spokesperson of VP Robredo even went to the hospital to silence the issue and allegedly gave money as an incentive
- However, VP Robredo said that all of it was “fake news” and the incident did not happen
- She also warned those who keep spreading fake news that they will be held criminally liable
Recently, a claim that Vice President Leni Robredo distributed “spoiled” food to a private hospital in Quezon City circulated on social media.
However, KAMI learned that the claim was false and misleading the public.
In a Facebook post, VP Robredo herself has denied the claims. She referred to it as “fake news” and that the incident never happened.
“Please report this fake news peddler who is trying to skip liability with his ‘confirm, if possible’ line,” she wrote on Facebook.
“This has never happened. I never went to this hospital. My spokesperson, Atty Barry Gutierrez said he has never visited any hospital during the entire duration of the ECQ/GCQ nor ever called this particular hospital.
“Our team delivering hot meals donated by private individuals said they never received such complaints,” she added.
The Vice President also warned those who continue to spread fake news that it is a criminal offense and those found guilty will be held liable. She also urged the public to take screenshots or save the URLs of those who post fake news as evidence.
“You should know that posting fake news makes you criminally liable. Let us report him plus all those who reposted. Take screen shots of everything, including those who reposted because we will go after all of them,” she said.
“We will likewise go after those who posted on twitter. Please help us gather all evidences, including screenshots of those who retweeted. We will no longer tolerate any of these,” she continued.
The issue stemmed from several social media posts claiming that VP Robredo distributed “spoiled” food to the frontliners of a private hospital. It also mentioned that Robredo’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, allegedly went to the hospital to silence the issue and offered money as an incentive.
However, as mentioned by the Vice President, the incident did not really happen.
As previously reported by KAMI, former Senator Antonio Trillanes dared the Palace to assign Vice President Leni Robredo as the head of the COVID-19 task force.
Leni Robredo is the incumbent and 14th Vice President of the Philippines. She is the widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
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