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People cursing Marcos in video are protesters in 2016, not ‘kakampinks’

A TikTok video has passed off protesters shouting expletives against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in 2016 as supporters of Vice President and presidential bet Leni Robredo supposedly cursing her rival, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., during one of her campaign rallies.

The video was posted on March 21 by a Marcos Jr. supporter with the caption: “Educated but…?” and a text overlay of “KAKAMPINKS: ‘We are educated.’”

At the 00:17 time mark, it showed a video clip of a group of people in the middle of the road chanting: “Fuck you, Marcos! Fuck you, Marcos!”

The comment section of the post was filled with comments calling Robredo supporters “ill-mannered” and “disrespectful.”

However, keyword searches revealed that the people in the clip were not “kakampinks” or Robredo supporters. They were students of the Ateneo de Manila University protesting against the burial of Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Nov. 18, 2016.

The original video has been taken down. But The Guidon, the university’s official campus publication, posted a similar video of the protest happening on Katipunan Ave., Quezon City on its Twitter account in 2016. The caption states: "Ateneans scream 'Fuck you, Marcos!' in indignation. #MarcosBurial."

A copy of the original video was also uploaded on Reddit in the r/Philippines community under the politics tag in 2016.

The video has generated about 186,000 views, 26,000 likes, 1,700 comments and 800 shares as of writing. (GD)


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