VP Robredo says certain Twitter account deceives, spreads disinformation

May. 23, 2022

CLAIM: Twitter account @NewGovOrgABF or the Angat Buhay New Government posted a quote card supposedly from Vice President Leni Robredo with the caption “Mai aangat natin muli ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino” and used the following hashtags: AngatBuhay, AngatBuhayNGO, and AngatBuhayLahat.

The quote card read: Mga Saad ni Leni “Hindi pa tapos ang laban. Magkikita kita tayo muli sa EDSA para patalsikin ang mga magnanakaw at sinungaling na niluklok ng 31m disinformed na Pilipino. (Leni’s statement: “Our fight is not over. We’ll meet again in EDSA to overthrow the liars and thieves elected by the 31m misinformed Filipinos).

In its profile, @NewGovOrgABF described itself as an organization designed to overthrow Marcos administration and introduce a New Government. It joined the social networking site in January 2020 with a location in Quezon City.

As of today, May 22, the account no longer exists but comments on its post can still be accessed.

RATING: FALSE

FACTS:

In her official Facebook account, VP Robredo issued a FAKE NEWS ADVISORY! last May 18 with accompanying screenshots of the said Twitter account and the quote card.

She denied that Angat Buhay New Government is connected with her office, the Office of the Vice President (OVP), and said that any post published by the said account only aims to deceive the people and spread disinformation.

VP Robredo advised the public to be critical and to verify or fact-check any speculations, stories, or information that people see online.

Angat Buhay was launched in October 2016 as the contribution of VP Leni’s office in the fight against poverty. The program aims to bring together the public and the private sectors—organizations and individuals alike—to address the needs of families in the farthest and the poorest communities in the country.

The OVP reaches out to these areas by working with partners in providing interventions and mobilizing support through six key advocacy areas: food security and nutrition, universal healthcare, public education, rural development, housing and resettlement, and women empowerment.

As of December 2021, it has partnered with 372 organizations, mobilizing a total of Php 520 million worth of resources for 321,001 families and 305 223 individuals in 223 communities across the country.

VP Robredo said that official details and announcements regarding her Angat Buhay NGO will be posted in her official FB page.


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