Robredo slams circulation of old photo amid Ulysses relief ops
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday cried “fake news” after a photo of her supposedly having too many security personnel amid the need to rescue people during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses circulated online.
FAKE NEWS. Please help report.
This picture was taken 2 years ago when I visited Agutaya, Northern Palawan. Naglakad po kami from the boat to the shore kasi hindi na kayang makalapit nung sinakyan namin. Hindi po ito ngayong bagyo. pic.twitter.com/P5QokCpgh6
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) November 12, 2020
Robredo, in a tweet on Friday, also urged the public to report the Twitter post claiming she had security personnel during her visit.
The Vice President personally visited families temporarily sheltered at the Kasiglahan Village Elementary School in Rodriguez, Rizal, as low-lying areas in the province were flooded.
Robredo, however, said the photo circulating was from two years ago, during a visit to Agutaya, Northern Palawan.
“FAKE NEWS. Please help report, Robredo said in her tweet. “This picture was taken 2 years ago when I visited Agutaya, Northern Palawan.”
“Naglakad po kami from the boat to the shore kasi hindi na kayang makalapit nung sinakyan namin. Hindi po ito ngayong bagyo,” she explained.
(I was walking from the boat to the shore because the vessel could not get closer. This was not taken during the typhoon.)
Typhoon Ulysses on Thursday battered most parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila. Floods brought by the typhoon also revived painful memories of Tropical Storm Ondoy all over again.
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