#BoyingSinungaling trends as Robredo supporters deny accusations of receiving payoffs
Congressman Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla of Cavite claimed that the people who attended Vice President Leni Robredo’s massive campaign event in his province last Friday (March 4) were paid P500 each. According to official estimates, 47,000 people attended Robredo’s campaign event in General Trias, Cavite.
Speaking during an interview that aired over radio station DZRH, Remulla added that the organizers may have spent as much as P8 million to gather the crowd. He indirectly described the Robredo camp as desperate because it is supposedly getting only 15% support in Cavite, in contrast to the 64% preference rating for former Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
The Remulla family are staunch Marcos supporters, with the incumbent Governor Jonvic Remulla even guaranteeing an 800,000 vote-win for the presidential frontrunner – a statement that fired up Robredo supporters.
Interestingly, Remulla failed to provide evidences to support his claims that Robredo supporters were all paid to attend Friday’s event and that Marcos is dominating the presidential race in Cavite.
His baseless charges against Robredo supporters in Cavite is reminiscent of his unfounded attacks against ABS-CBN during the hearings held by the House of Representatives in connection to the network’s ill-fated attempt to secure a new franchise back in 2020.
Robredo supporters including the Cavite chapter of the group “Lawyers of Leni” quickly rebuked Remulla’s accusations. Using social media platforms, they gave first-hand accounts of them going to the event on a voluntary basis and without getting any money.
The “Lawyers for Leni” group even released a statement saying that it is ready to extend assistance to individuals who are victimized by fake news – a nod to suggestions that Remulla should be charged with libel for his malicious statement.