Senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano did not post a Facebook status saying he promised a P10,000 financial assistance per family just to make sure he would win the 2022 election and that people should stop bringing this up.
This is contrary to a fabricated screenshot of a status posted by Uniteam BBM-Sara on June 25, which reads:
Tama na po ang pagmention nyo sa akin tungkol sa sampung libo bawat pamilya, sinabi ko lang naman yon para manalo. Pinangakuan ko na nga kayo, gusto nyo pa tuparin ko? Kalimutan nyo po ang pangako ko, dahil wala kayong sampung libo. God bless (Stop mentioning to me the P10,000 assistance for each family. I only said that because I wanted to win. I already made you a promise; you still want me to fulfill it? Forget my promise because you won’t be receiving a P10,000. God bless)
A web search showed that the statement was not posted on any of Cayetano’s social media accounts.
People on social media have been following up Cayetano on the P10,000 assistance, which he listed among his policy proposals during the campaign.
Cayetano and his allies proposed the 10k Ayuda Bill or Bangon Pamilyang Pilipino (BPP) Assistance Program Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives on Feb. 1, 2021, which aimed to provide P10,000 cash aid to every household in the country. But the bill was not approved.
Cayetano earlier warned the public against impostor social media accounts that pretend to be his cash aid programs Sampung Libong Pag-asa at Sari-saring Pag-asa, which ran on private donations. These programs have been on pause since February in compliance with the Commission on Election’s campaign rule.
The spurious Facebook status photo has been shared by other Facebook accounts such as Christian Zafra Vlog, Ryu Tatsu, and Trending Garden.
The post has reached 760 reactions, 52 shares, and 100 comments as of writing. (JL)