Kapuso comedian Michael V. clarified that a now viral quote card him about President Rodrigo Duterte was posted four years ago to encourage people to accept the result of the previous national elections.
He took this issue to Instagram to let people know that it’s not a recent post.
He added that as much as he respects people’s freedom to repost it online, he does not want the quote card to be used as a campaign material.
The quote card circulating online reads: “Kahit sino mang pangulo ang iluluklok ng bayan ‘di kakayanin ang bigat kung ‘di natin tutulungan. Ang mabuting pagbabago na kanyang sinimulan tayo ang magpapatuloy hanggang sa katapusan. Awatin na ang dilang masakit magsalita. Pakawalan ang pusong makatao ang gawa.”
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FACT CHECK. Madalas kong nakikita sa circulation ‘tong quote ko na ‘to which I posted more than 4 YEARS AGO nu’ng nanalo si Digong as President, to encourage people to accept and respect the election results, consistent with the “Dapat Tama” campaign na ginawa ko with GMA Network. To set the records straight, it’s NOT A RECENT POST. Please pay attention to the LAST LINE NA ALL CAPS. I have no problem with people using it for the right reason pero HUWAG PO NATING GAMITING CAMPAIGN MATERIAL. ✌🏼 #FakeNews
It also bears the logo with faces of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and her father President Rodrigo Duterte.
The “Bubble Gang” and “Pepito Manaloto” star pointed out that although he indeed said what’s in the quote card, those were only consistent with the ‘Dapat Tama’ campaign he did with GMA7 way back during the 2016 Local and National elections.
Bitoy sang the “#DapatTama” song back then where he also starred in different characters on the full music video.