Paula Defensor Knack, the younger sister of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, appeared to chastise Senator Risa Hontiveros, asking the latter what “accomplishment” she was talking about.
In a Facebook post on April 30, Knack said, “Ano raw? Ano accomplishment nya? Ayon sa CHR representative sa Netherlands, sinabi nya …….Rissa Hontiveros is helping REMOVE POPULAR APPROVAL FROM PRES. DUTERTE AS PART OF A MASS MOVEMENT & HE ALSO NAMED OTHERS. Anong goal nyan kung hindi oust the head of state?”
This was her reaction to a meme posted by the Facebook page “Favradio,” showing a photo of Hontiveros and these words in yellow font: “Sa maikling panahon bilang senadora.. marami na akong nagawa na ikauunlad ng Pilipinas at nang sambayanang Pilipino.”
Naturally, Hontiveros earned the ire of the netizens who slammed her for what she allegedly said, boasting about her accomplishments as a senator.
Name calling and curses were in abundance, of course.
Someone even brought up the fake news about how Hontiveros allegedly passed a bill wanting to color code MRT passengers and seemed to believe it.
Favradio’s meme post on April 29 even gained over 1,000 shares.
But Facebook page “Marcos Loyalist” shared the meme earlier on April 16.
However, the statement quoted in the meme that allegedly came from Hontiveros is fake. We could not find any other article carrying that statement from the lady senator.
It is even an erroneous meme that used “nang” before “sambayanang Pilipino” instead of “ng.”
It should also be noted that Favradio is quite fond of sharing fake news, such as these stories:
- Hontiveros wanting to raise the senior citizen age qualification to 65 years old
- De Lima saying she’s ready to die as a martyr
- Duterte rejecting SM’s Henry Sy private jet gift
- De Lima threatening Duterte if she becomes the next president
- Hontiveros filing a bill prohibiting tattoo exposure
- Bishop Soc Villegas telling Duterte to resign
The meme about Senator Hontiveros is one more fake news added to Favradio’s list of fake stories that we busted.