This link, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O31uEY2IHdc
), sent to us through the Chronicle tipline, is a video claiming to be footage of University of the Philippines professor Clarita Carlos saying Bongbong Marcos won the SMNI debate. Carlos is one of the panelists of the debate where many of the presidentials chose to be absent.
This is, however, not true.
The title is a classic clickbait, even including “Robredo napahiya” in its text. Robredo was among those absent in the debate.
However, watching the nearly seven-minute video from the channel “Showbiz Fanaticz”, which incidentally is full of pro-Marcos content, revealed that not only did Carlos fail to mention Robredo at all but the feisty professor also did not say that Marcos won the debate either.
The only positive mention of Marcos is this brief section, played twice at the 2:11 and 5:50 marks, was when Carlos said: “Pero sinagot niya as if the Quad were a regional configuration, and tama rin naman yung ano niya.”
The video does not endorse any candidates, nor does it even say that any one candidate “won” the SMNI debate.
The claim is false though other videos in the same vein are propagating rapidly on YouTube. However, most of these are taken out of context at best, and have varying degrees of clickbait titles designed to get attention.