The Claim: Luke Espiritu is recruiting Kristy Halili on his team.
It is not true that Luke Espiritu is recruiting Kristy Halili, a celebrity vlogger from Bulacan. Furthermore, Luke is not running under the team of VP Leni Robredo as he is running under Ka Leody and Walden’s slate.
At a glance: A post has come out that senatorial hopeful Luke Espiritu’s request for Kristy Halili is spreading. Espiritu, whose senatorial stock has risen after the SMNI debate, has reportedly said that Kristy is his only hope for the Bulacan area. He wanted her to wear a pink T-shirt at a campaign stop last March 5, 2022, and also threatened the vlogger that he will destroy her car.
The Facts: Kristy Halili is indeed a vlogger from Bulacan with 538,737 followers on Facebook, while Luke Espiritu is indeed wanting to catch up in the senatorial race after that emergence in the Quiboloy-sponsored TV debate.
But then that particular Luke Espiritu account is fake and it is not his official Youtube account, since he simply has none.
So the dummy account which expressed its request to recruit Kristy for their campaign is not true at all. The story post of Kristy has also expired.
Why we fact-checked this: This screenshot from a comment on YouTube has become viral and it has been a disruption. Through the reach and followers of Kristy Halili, it’s best to debunk and clarify this matter since she did not bother to clarify and give an official statement about this.