Claim: Outgoing VP Leni Robredo to form “Angat Buhay Alliance” with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA)
The Facts: The tweet, made on June 3, 2022 by @NewGovOrgABF, shares an image which shows an apparent “official” announcement from @VPPilipinas, the Office of the Vice President’s official twitter account.
The image shows a quote from an unknown source which states: “Hindi po nag tatapos ang ating laban sa ating pagbaba sa puwesto bilang Bise Presidente. Papunta pa lang tayo sa exciting part. Ina anunsyo po natin ang Angat Buhay Alliance. Kasama ang matatapang at magigiting na grupo ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) at New People’s Army (NPA). Sila ang ating katuwang sa pag lagay ng New Government para sa Angat Buhay Lahat.”
Along with the quote, the image shows three logos, from left-to-right: the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the “Angat Buhay Alliance”, and the New People’s Army (NPA). Included below the logos is a picture of Leni Robredo. https://twitter.com/newgovo…/status/1532668767150350336…
The tweet claims this is an “Official announcement of @VPPilipinas” despite the fact the account @VPPilipinas has not made any tweet since February 3, 2022. Twitter account of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines:
Leni Robredo has also stated that the Twitter account @NewGovOrgABF is not associated with the Office of the Vice President and its Angat Buhay programs.
Leni Robredo and Joma Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, have faced similar accusations of an alliance as recent as April 24, 2022. Both have denied having formed a coalition, with Robredo stating that she has never even talked to Sison.
Articles on accusations from April 24, 2022:
Why we fact-checked this: Fake claims that associate the Angat Buhay program with the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army can be considered as defamation. These are malicious and stubborn accusations. They do not only misrepresent Leni Robredo and her political stance; these claims contributes to the baaeless opposition Leni faces in a government and military that is strongly anti-communist.