Manipulated photo shows Robredo in military uniform


A doctored photo of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in military gear accompanied a website article published Nov. 6, the day she accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to lead the drive against illegal drugs.


MindaNation, the website, claimed in the caption that the photo was:

An artists (sic) perspective of newly-minted ICAD co-chair, VP Leni Robredo, during her first day of actively participating in the war on drugs

A reverse image search reveals Robredo's face was cut out from a photo and overlaid on another, that of a member of the Philippine Army.

The untampered photo of the soldier was published in 2016 in a website featuring the Armed Forces’ upcoming uniform. The manipulated photo blurred the embroidered patches and added a helmet on Robredo.

Robredo's image was from a BusinessWorld photo taken at the plenary deliberations on the proposed 2018 budget for the Office of the Vice President.


Duterte on Nov. 6 appointed Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs or ICAD. (AL, MN)


References


Associated Press. (2019, November 7). Rodrigo Duterte hands over 'war on drugs' to vice-president and critic. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/rodrigo-duterte-hands-over-war-on-drugs-to-vice-president-and-critic


Dabaw, J. L. (2019, November 6). Welcome to the war on drugs, Leni. Retrieved from http://mindanation.com/welcome-to-the-war-on-drugs-leni/?fbclid=IwAR1etN-I6pdd51fQekoFqf5TdA8zO7RHX9LVU2HVl-HTxgrkL8MiYaxlDFo


Dela Cruz, M. N. (2018, January 28). VP Robredo welcomes consultative group on charter change. BusinessWorld. Retrieved from https://www.bworldonline.com/vp-robredo-welcomes-consultative-group-charter-change/


Lema, K. (2019, November 6). Philippines VP accepts Duterte's offer of post in drugs war. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs/philippines-vp-accepts-dutertes-offer-of-drugs-war-post-idUSKBN1XG0M0


Valente, C. S., & Tmt. (2019, November 5). Duterte appoints Robredo to anti-drug panel. Retrieved from https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/11/06/news/top-stories/duterte-appoints-robredo-to-anti-drug-panel/653808/

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