- A viral post in 2016 has been making the rounds again on social media
- The post claimed that CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper said that Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez are a “corrupt couple”
- However, Cooper himself has addressed the “fake” news
A social media post about Senate candidate Mar Roxas and his wife, ABS-CBN broadcaster Korina Sanchez, went viral in 2016. However, KAMI learned that the said post has been making rounds again online.
According to the viral post, Anderson Cooper, a well-known news anchor of CNN, has claimed that Roxas and Sanchez are allegedly a “corrupt couple” in the Philippines.
“When I heard that this corrupt couple are running for office, May God help the Philippines,” it read on the photo.
A Facebook user named Nelda Medrano has re-posted the viral photo. He also called the couple as “mag-asawang berdugo sa kayamanan at berdugo sa mga mamamayang Pilipino.”
However, Rappler reported that Cooper has addressed the issue back in 2016. Through a tweet, Cooper said that it was “fake” and that he never said such statement.
Back in 2013, Sanchez and Cooper had a small exchange when the CNN correspondent visited the Philippines when the Typhoon Yolanda lashed the city of Tacloban.
Cooper criticized the government’s efforts in helping the victims of the typhoon and Roxas was the Interior Secretary that time. Sanchez said that Cooper’s observations were “mali mali.”
The CNN journalist learned about the comment of Sanchez and said: “Ms Sanchez is welcome to go there and I would urge her to go there. I don’t know if she has, but her husband’s the interior minister, I’m sure he can arrange a flight.”
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