After ex-broadcast journalist Jay Sonza claimed that the former senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was campaigning for Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., his followers fact-checked on him.
He shared a photo of Marcos with someone who resembles Roxas. The same photograph was uploaded by a facebook user “Duke Rhan.”
However, the face belongs to Davao del Norte representative Anton Floirendo Lagdameo Jr., a Marcos supporter and husband of actress Dawn Zulueta.
i just want to share this with you.
si MAR roxas nakapula kasama si bongbong MARCOS.
akala ng iba leni pink siya.
akala ng iba isko blue siya.
iyon pala nakapulang-pula siya.
* magbilas pala bale.
** pinsan buo ni mar ang watiwat ni bonget, pic.twitter.com/1OWH3yHKiF
— jaysonza (@wadabhubag) December 15, 2021
Due to being fake and embarrassing, netizens immediately asked Sonza to remove his post.
Facebook user “Ang Joshua” also shared photos of the gathering, and it became clearer that it wasn’t Roxas who was with the presidential aspirant.
Marcos’s wife, Liza Araneta, is the second cousin of Roxas. Both Marcos and Roxas are also friends despite having different political views.