A YouTube user reposted a video with a title falsely claiming Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the country’s vice president.
The Oct. 16 video uploaded by user Antey Calachuchey said:
“Treanding: Bong Bong Marcos Proclaimed As Vice President Of The Philippines | Leni Robredo Baba Na (Leni Robredo, step down)”
An InVID video analysis reveals the video was taken from Marcos’ official YouTube channel. The original video did not say anything about Marcos being proclaimed as vice president.
The re-uploaded video instead tackled the Supreme Court’s decision to continue Marcos’ electoral protest against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, a motion that overruled two magistrates’ votes to junk the protest.
Marcos on June 29, 2016 filed an election protest against Robredo before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal and contested official results in 27 cities and provinces, a day before Robredo sworn into office.
A source check revealed “Antey Calachuchey” is an alias created by Robert Lee Ferrer, an OFW in the United Arab Emirates. His YouTube channel, which has about 1,900 followers, posts news and commentaries on Philippine issues. (EEM)
[Antey Calachuchey]. (2019, Oct. 16). Treanding : Bong Bong Marcos Proclaimed As Vice President Of The Philippines | Leni Robredo Baba Na [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK8enE5boDY
[Bongbong Marcos]. (2019, Oct. 15). Interview After PET’s Latest Pronouncement | Bongbong Marcos. Retrieved from https://youtube.com/watch?v=3ES1-Q4iNXU
Carpio, Caguioa vote to dismiss Marcos protest, overruled. (2019, Oct. 15). Rappler. Retrieved from rappler.com/nation/242592-carpio-caguioa-vote-dismiss-marcos-protest-overruled
TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case. (2017, May 9). Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/169328-timeline-bongbong-marcos-leni-robredo-election-case