Claim: VP Robredo expressed support for the Church of God’s discrimination against trans influencer Sass Sasot
In a Twitter post, the controversial Angat Buhay New Government (@NewGovOrgABF) released an alleged statement from outgoing vice president Leni Robredo about the marred graduation conflict between the Church of God and blogger Sass Sasot on Friday, June 3, at the graduation ceremony of Southern Philippines Institute of Science and Technology (SPIST).
In the photo quote, Robredo asserts that although she supports the LGBTQ+ community, the Church of God was justified in blocking Sasot’s speech, as the blogger is a known Marcos supporter and a fake-news peddler. The same pubmat claims affiliation with the Office of the Vice President.
The facts: VP Robredo has not issued any statement about the incident between Sass Sasot and the Church of God.
She has since denied any connections or affiliations with Twitter user Angat Buhay New Government (@NewGovOrgABF).
She emphasized that this user is in no way connected with the Office of the Vice President nor with the Angat Buhay program. Robredo warned against groups or accounts that claim to be associated with her Angat Buhay program, which she revealed is still being developed.
Angat Buhay NGO, Robredo’s project to form the ‘largest volunteer network’ in the country, is still set to launch this July.
Why we fact-checked this: This Twitter account claims to be associated with the Office of the Vice President and VP Robredo’s volunteer program, using the “Angat Buhay” logo to deceive social media users. They have been spreading various false information and claims on Twitter, which Robredo herself has debunked previously.