Liberal Party exec and former Congressman Teddy Baguilat caught spreading fake news about Rep. Sandro Marcos!

The Philippine Opposition like fancying themselves champions of some sort of “war” against “disinformation”. Indeed, their foremost “thought leaders” are convinced that the catastrophic loss they suffered in this year’s national elections in which current President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr won by a massive landslide is an outcome of a sinister “disinformation” campaign against their hapless leader Leni Robredo.

Thus it is quite interesting to behold no less than former Congressman Teddy Baguilat, vice president for internal affairs of the Liberal Party, caught red-handed spreading “fake news”. In a tweet he has since deleted, Baguilat shared on Twitter an obviously fake quote card that featured House Representative Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Araneta Marcos III (1st District Ilocos Norte) stating…

Why the big fuss about the prices of red onions? Common sense dictates that you use white onions when red onions are expensive and alternatively, you should use red onions when white onions are expensive. Simple problems need simple solutions.

…to which Baguilat sneers in Tagalog, “In short, ang gusto nila sabihin, mag tiis kayo. Pag ganyan ang problem-solving skills ng leaders natin, kawawa tayo. Sana solusyonan kung bakit nahihirapan ang farmers kya nagmahal…” (translated to English: “what they want to say is, suck it up. When our leaders’ problem solving skills are such, poor us. Why not just find a solution to address farmers’ hardships that result in higher prices”).

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The fake quote card bears the markings of Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), evidence that there may, indeed, be a disinformation campaign being perpetrated by the Opposition camp.

In short, ang gusto nila sabihin, mag tiis kayo. Pag ganyan ang problem-solving skills ng leaders natin, kawawa tayo. Sana solusyonan kung bakit nahihirapan ang farmers kya nagmahal...

The network has since issued a statement condemning this act of sabotage…

Rep. Marcos also responded to Baguilat’s deleted tweet pointing out the error in the former Congressman’s ways.

Disinformation pa more

This was not before eminent Opposition “journalists” Boo Chanco of The Philippine Star and Inday Espina Varona of Rappler had, themselves, contributed to the spread of this fakery. Fortunately for them, they had managed to delete their tweets before any further fallout and narrowly escaped Baguilat’s fate.

Deleted this retweet on the chance that he didnt really say it. It is just too incredible. Yet, our initial reactions indicate our continuing efforts to educate this young man on life as it is outside his gilded surroundings.

One would think seasoned “journalists” like Chanco and Varona would know better, right? Note, however, that Chanco was not above making a snide remark about Rep. Marcos inadvertently revealing the root cause of his own foolish lapse in judgement. We see the same mindset in a half-assed apology issued by Baguilat on Twitter following his inexcusable gaffe…

Sorry I have to be more cautious sa fake news. I think the quote attributed to Cong Sandro that I commented is not true. I apologize. My bad. For us who fight misinformation should take the lead in verifying info we shared. I haven’t. Sorry po.

Nowhere in Baguilat’s apology tweet does he mention (i.e. add a “@sandromarcos7” to the tweet) Rep. Marcos. It’s typical of Yellowtard character — a lack of spine to, at least, directly address whoever they speak of. Baguilat’s intent was evidently to give the impression that he is apologising more to his followers while treating Marcos as a mere footnote in his “apology”.

Such class acts indeed. It is one thing that they noisily beat the war drum against “disinformation” and appoint themselves God’s “Truth Tellers”. Yellowtard “journalists” like Baguilat (he was once one) as well as Boo Chanco and Inday Espina Varona have so far yet to prove that they walk their talk. Until then, hypocrisy pa more, ladies.

6 Replies to “Liberal Party exec and former Congressman Teddy Baguilat caught spreading fake news about Rep. Sandro Marcos!”

  1. I smell of another cyberlibel lawsuit against Crappler this time coming from SMNI. Go on Pastor Quiboloy and tell Crappler to ISTHOP!!! just like what he did to ABiaS-CBeNd. 😀

  2. Moral of the story: If you are going to make utterly stupid claims like “Leni is breathing down BBM’s beck”, you better hide behind an anonymous username like Juan Luna so you will not be embarrassed in real life when Len-Len-Loser loses by a landslide.

  3. You’re talking as if an 86 IQ average would ever believe or produce real news much less vote for a good candidate but alas! You’re being too optimistic. This blog fancies itself to be something fresh and new but it’s just the same old same old. Better if this blog is in some cringe compilation or even better yet sanitized so that humanity’s marginally better.

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