A recent TikTok video thanked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for opening a career opportunity in Canada for elementary graduates without offering proof of his connection to the job advertisement.
User @garsey on Dec. 7 uploaded the video with an image of a job post for a vegetable farmer in Canada along with a photo of Marcos and captioned it:
Apply na.. Great opportunity. Big thanks to our dear PBBM ❤️
The ad said:
AT LEAST ELEMENTARY GRADUATE
Training will be provided to the selected candidate
NO PLACEMENT FEE
30-52 HRS PER WEEK/ $15 PER HR.
When flooded with comments asking for more information, user @garsey posted another TikTok video on Dec. 8 with a screenshot of a Facebook post from UniTeam Bataan to respond to the questions from the previous video.
The post from Dec. 5 says “New Opportunities for Elementary Graduates po❤️” with the same photo of the job advertisement overlaid with Marcos’ picture.
UniTeam Alliance is the electoral alliance formed to support Marcos and Sara Duterte for their 2022 presidential and vice presidential elections.
UniTeam Bataan commented under the picture with: “Paano makapag apply? Simply go to bit.ly/UNITEAMBataan po then find the job you wanted to browse po. Remember no fee shall be collected when applying wag po magbayad dahil wala pong bayad✌️. (How to apply? Do not pay fees because there are no fees.)”
The suspicious link, bbm2022.online, leads to more job openings from different countries with overlaid photos of the president.
A further search led to the original job advertisement that was posted two weeks ago under the employer name BIOTECH GREENHOUSES LTD, a fruit and vegetable store that offers fresh local produce in Alberta, Canada.
The company’s official Facebook and Instagram profiles do not have any posts related to the advertisement or Marcos. The store is also temporarily closed as of Dec. 14.
As of writing, the TikTok video has garnered 47,300 likes, 17,600 comments and 3,691 shares while the Facebook post has 130,000 reactions, 99,000 comments and 79,000 shares. (ML)