Will continue the fight! Robredo hits fake news: I’m not resigning amid Otso Diretso’s loss

Vice President Leni Robredo / photo from Inquirer 

Vice President Leni Robredo has denied false news that she will step down from her post if none of the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates make it to the winning circle of the latest senatorial elections.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Robredo shared a screen shot of a fake quote credited to her, which said: “If no one among the Otso Diretso will win the election, I will step down as Vice President.”

“Let’s continue fighting fake news,” Robredo’s caption said

The vice president also belied the same news on Twitter, saying it is not true as she encourages people to report peddlers of fake news, putting a flag emoji in it.

“Not true. Let’s continue fighting disinformation. Report peddlers of fake news,”  she also said in a tweet
According to the latest Halalan results of ABS CBN, none from the opposition senatorial candidates broke into the winning circle.

Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino was the closest to winning spot who ranked 14th with 13,913,971 votes, while former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was in 16th place with 9,680,463 votes.

Robredo, as the chairperson of the Liberal Party, was one of the busiest figures who campaigned for the Otso Diretso slate.

Meanwhile, human rights lawyer landed on the 21st place, Magdalo Party-list Rep. GaryAlejano on 23rd, Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc, 25th; election lawyer Romy Macalintal, 26th; former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada, 27th and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay ranked 29th.


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