Busted: Parojinog ledger showed they donated P26-M to Roxas, Robredo’s campaign? It’s ‘satire’!advertisement
The Parojinogs have allegedly contributed P26 million to the campaigns of losing presidential candidate Mar Roxas and Vice President Leni Robredo.
This is what several blogs have been claiming since December 5 and it has made its way to several Facebook pages, such as “Latest Duterte News,” “Duterte-Marcos Real Change,” “Duterte-Bato Supporters,” “We Love Marcos,” “Solid Duterte Supporters,” “
And Arroyo’s former adviser on special concerns Abe Purugganan even shared the story.
The story was carried by blogs such as asensopinoy.info, filipinonews.us, and latestdutertenews.altervista.org, among others. However, the story was also found on Okd2.com, where it was tagged as “Humor & Satire.”
And asensopinoy.info’s article is an exact copy of that of Okd2’s.
We also tried looking for reports about Parojinog ledgers and their alleged P26 million donation to the election campaigns of Roxas and Robredo, but we could not find any.
We looked up this quoted statement from the article, allegedly made by a certain Ozamiz City acting police chief P/Supt. Ernesto Macabebe, but was only able to find it on Okd2.
“Makikita naman po natin ano. Na starting August 2015 pa, nagsimula nang magdonate itong si Reynaldo Parohinog sa sa Liberal Party, especially sa campaign ni Mar Roxas.”
There was no Ernesto Macabebe assigned as the city’s acting police chief since Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has remained the top cop of the city.
ABS-CBN also reported on the biggest contributors to the Liberal Party during the 2016 elections, which turned out to be Roxas himself and some of his family members. Roxas gave P5.7 million; his mother Judy Araneta Roxas donated P20 million; his uncle Jorge Araneta gave P25 million; his aunt Maria Fores contributed P10 million; and his cousin Jorge Fores donated P4 million. There was no mention of the Parojinogs and their P26 million contribution.
This story about Parojinog’s ledger showing their P26 million donation to staging the campaign of Roxas and Robredo is simply copied from a satirical article. But the problem was during the duplication process, the other blogs failed to include its “satire” tag, causing further confusion among the readers.
Even Purugganan fell for the false story, just like how he fell for the false claims that Inquirer used the wrong photo for “Start the Healing” rally in November, that tired and hungry protesters from Vis-Min were stranded in Batangas ports, that Magdalo is linked to the Maute terrorists, that the Yellows rented Superferry ships to transport VisMin protesters for the September 21 rally, that Rep. Gary Alejano was asked to leave the mall, and that Senator Risa Hontiveros called CPP founder Joma Sison a “true hero.”