Joey De Leon is disgusted over fake news
MANILA, Philippines — Actor-comedian Joey de Leon on Wednesday expressed his disgust over the fake news spreading in social media platforms claiming that he has endorsed the candidacy of another candidate running for the country’s second-top position in the 2022 national elections.
In a post, de Leon denied reports that he is not backing the vice presidential bid of his long-time friend Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, who is running in tandem with Senator Panfilo Lacson for president.
“Anak ng pating eh halos pitong buwan pa bago mag-election pero nagkalat na fake news! Kesyo ako daw, gamit ang mukha at pangalan ko, iniendorso ang isang kandidato! Pwede ba, nasa litratong ito natural ang aking iboboto. Eh PITONG presidente na kaming magkakasama! Kailangan pa bang i-explain yan?” he said over Instagram.
“Dun sa mga ‘friends’ ko kuno, fact check muna before posting! Erection ang problema ko hindi election! Ginagalit nyo ko eh!” he also said, tagging Sotto in his post.
De Leon’s statement captioned a photo of him with Sotto and actor-comedian Vic Sotto, donning black t-shirts with letters “T”, “V”, and “J” printed on it. “TVJ” stands for “Tito, Vic, and Joey.” Tito and Vic are siblings.
The three – famous for their humor and music – have been known as the force behind the long-running noontime TV variety show “Eat Bulaga.” They have been together for over 50 years.
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