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Marikina mayor’s quote backing Duterte-Duterte tandem concocted

A pro-Duterte Facebook page has altered an ABS-CBN quote card to make Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro say he supports a Duterte-Duterte tandem in next year’s election.

The fabricated quote on the card posted on June 17 by Du30 Supporters reads:

Wala naman problema kung mag-ama ang tatakbo sa halalan. Kung tutuusin, mas magiging matibay pa nga ang suporta nila sa bawat isa (There is no problem if father and daughter run in the election. In fact, their support for each other will be even stronger).

The post’s caption states:

JUST IN: Nagsalita na ating mayor sa Marikina! Talagang aminado na magiging mativay ang TANDEM DUTERTE-DUTERTE (JUST IN: Our mayor in Marikina has spoken! TANDEM DUTERTE-DUTERTE will admittedly be solid

No record of Teodoro’s supposed quote exists.

The ruling PDP-Laban adopted at its national assembly in late May a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president next year. Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is, meanwhile, being asked by allies to consider a presidential candidacy. She has been leading in Pulse Asia surveys on preferred presidential bets in 2022.

Besides the fake statement, the manipulated quote card misspelled Marikina as “Markina,” flipped the original photo and the text, showed Teodoro making the statement on June 17, and has an uneven color on the lower part of the card where the logo of ABS-CBN News is.

The original card by ABS-CBN quotes Teodoro as saying:

Idemanda na nila ako para sa kababayan ko. Sa tingin ko mas malaking kasalanan sa batas at tao ang kawalang-aksyon ng DOH ngayon dahil buhay ang nawawala (They can sue me for my countrymen. I think the DOH’s inaction today is a greater sin against the law and people's lives are being lost).

Teodoro issued the statement on April 14 last year following his decision to open the city’s COVID-19 testing facility even without approval from the Department of Health amid spiking infections.

The Facebook page was created back in 2011 as “I Love Taylor Swift.” It was renamed “QCA BOOKS for SALE” in 2017 and changed its name again to Du30 Supporters on June 17, the same day it posted the doctored quote card along with four other posts in support of the current administration. (NT)


ABS-CBN News. (2020, April 14). Nainip na si Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro sa mabagal na pag-apruba ng Department of Health sa #COVID19 testing center ng lungsod. [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook.

Du30 Supporters. (n.d.).JUST IN: Nagsalita na ating mayor sa Marikina! Talagang aminado na magiging mativay ang TANDEM DUTERTE-DUTERTE! [Image attached]. Facebook.


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