- Ogie Diaz slammed the statement of Rep. Boying Remulla hinting that those who attended the grand rally of VP Leni Robredo in Cavite were paid P500 each
- The said rally was one of the most attended with crowd estimates placed around 47K
- Last month, former Sen. Bongbong Marcos held his own grand rally in Cavite where Gov. Jonvic Remulla promised to deliver 800K votes for BBM
- For Ogie, since there was a promise of 800K votes, some would go great lengths, including spreading fake news, in order to fulfill the assurance
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Ogie Diaz slammed the statement of Cavite Rep. Boying Remulla that hinted those who went to the grand rally of VP Leni Robredo in Cavite were paid P500 each.
The talent manager and showbiz reporter have been attending the rallies of VP Leni as host.
He said he is not being paid to do the hosting and has been expressing his belief that people who attend VP Leni’s rallies were not paid either.
In a recent post on his Facebook account, Ogie reposted the report of the Inquirer quoting the statements of Rep. Remulla during his Sunday interview over on DZRH.
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“Sa siyudad ng Cavite, may politiko na nagbabayad ng limang daan sa bawat aattend. Tapos may jeep, tapos meron silang staging area, may t-shirt, may uniporme, kumpleto. Kaya alam mo na hindi indigenous kasi naka-uniporme. Hinahakot eh,” the Inquirer report quoted Rep. Remulla as saying during the DZRH interview.
“Kagabi ginastusan nila 'yun, siguro mahina-hina ‘yung mga anim hanggang walong milyon. Kasi nga desperado na. Kasi ang survey sa Cavite, 64-15,” the report further quoted the Cavite representative.
Various news outlets immediately carried the story, one of such apparently reached Ogie.
“Siyempre, ipinangako ang 800k, dapat lahat, gagawin para ma-achieve ito. At isa na dito ay ang pagpapakalat ng fake news,” Ogie wrote in the caption of his repost of the Inquirer news.
He then expressed his opinion that people from Cavite might further show how brave they are in their stand as regards the candidacy of VP Leni.
“Nako, baka lalong patunayan ng Cavite kung gaano sila katapang pagdating sa PANININDIGAN nila,” he wrote.
He then said that they should have nothing to worry about as it’s being claimed that VP Leni is scoring low in surveys.
“Si VP Leni Robredo lang yan, o! Mababa sa survey, di ba? Anong dapat ipag-alala?” Ogie wrote.
The talent manager, however, did not say as to whom his message was for.
Ogie Diaz, or Roger Diaz Pandaan in real life, is a Pinoy actor, comedian, entertainment reporter, and talent manager. He was born on January 2, 1970 in Quezon City and was known as “Pekto” in the popular and long-running TV sitcom, “Palibhasa Lalaki.” He is also known as the talent manager of award-winning actress, Liza Soberano, and is also the man behind the YouTube channel, “Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update.” He started his career in showbiz in 1987 as entertainment reporter Cristy Fermin’s assistant at the Mariposa Publications. He later went on to become a successful talent manager.
In a related story, Ogie said there was a basher who asked him how much Vice President Leni Robredo paid him for supporting her. The actor-talent manager reacted to the question by teasing the basher. He joked that if he ever gets paid for his support for VP Leni, he will give the money to his basher because the latter seems to need it more than him. Ogie clarified in an earlier social media post that he was just given meals and shirts for hosting VP Leni’s grand rally in Iloilo.
Ogie have been declaring that he doesn't get paid for joining the campaign rallies of the Leni-Kiko tandem. The talent manager made this statement after his co-host in the online program Showbiz Update, Mama Loi, asked if he received millions of pesos to endorse a candidate. According to Ogie, money should not always be made the reason why one should support a particular candidate.