- Social media posts went viral showing that Sen. Franklin Drilon was sleeping during the UAAP Finals
- The netizens were quick to criticize the senator for the post
- However, a French news agency said that the photo was fabricated
Several social media posts showed a photo of Senator Franklin Drilon allegedly sleeping through the finals of UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball, Ateneo Blue Eagles vs. UP Fighting Maroons. However, KAMI learned that the photo was fabricated as reported by ABS-CBN News.
As shown in posts like here and here, Drilon was sleeping amid the most anticipating game. As stated in the caption, “Panong hindi matatalo ang UP maroons sa ATENEO nanood ang malas nato pati excitement tinulugan bwahahaha.”
Here are some of the comments of the netizens based on the Facebook post:
“Mapatayo man o mapaupo. Tulog ka pa rin? Umuwi ka sa bahay mo matulog ka! Unsaid ka na sa pagkasinado mo! Wala kang silbi! Buti pa ang baboy mapakinabangan pa!”
“Partida pa yan nakatayo”
“Dapat yan security guard sanay matulog ng nakatayo hahaha”
However, according to a French news agency, Agence France-Presse, Drilon was not sleeping during the game. Here is the authentic photo of Drilon:
The photo of Drilon sleeping used to fabricate the authentic photo came from 2017 when Drilon was caught sleeping during a Senate hearing.
As previously reported by KAMI, the finals game of Ateneo and UP became star-studded. Celebrities such as Vice Ganda and Ogie Alcasid went to watch the game as well as politicians like Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Sonny Angara, Richard Gordon, Nancy Binay, and Franklin Drilon.
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