On allegation, like the one below from a supporter of Leni Robredo, US-based Bicolano accountant Edwin Jamora debunked the claim, well, speaking from his personal experience.
Sana pala nag BBM na lang ako. May pa-200 pesos attend lang sa Philippine Arena.— t.ocin.o (@nicoquejano) February 8, 2022
Dito kay Leni, ako pa abunado.#AngatBuhayLahat
Jamora belied basically three allegations hurled by supporters of the BBM’s rivals: 1. individuals who attend the proclamation rally were paid P200 each 2. The crowd were hakot or fetched by buses to and fro the Arena. 3. You pay for the ticket to enter the Phil Arena.
Jamora wrote these are lies. He agreed that tickets were issued but it was given free and the purpose was to control the number of people to enter the Arena because of covid protocols. On allegation of ‘hakot’ by bus, Jamora also debunked this, saying yes it’s true they came in by bus because they have to park their car somewhere and then took the bus going to the Arena.
WALA PONG BAYAD PUMASOK SA PHILIPPINE ARENA KANINA
Sure, there were tickets issued! But those tickets were simply to control the number of attendees! To make sure na may space in between seats! In truth, andami pa ring tao sa labas who were no longer allowed to enter the arena!
Kaya kung sino nag-sasabi na may bayad, bigyan ng fried chicken na pinirito 6 months ago!
And also, kesyo nag-hakot ng crowds si BBM/Sara, ahh… hello! Na-bus nga kami! Pero we won’t be able to park at the Philippine Arena! Kaya we parked at another town, then we took the bus going to the arena!
And finally, trolls?! Ah hello! Kami yong trolls! Pasalamat kayo, gwapo kaming mga trolls!
Here are some of the comments of netizens below.
Sir may nagpapakalat pa na may bayad na 200 Ang pumunta ,grabe sa 200 pesos magpapagod ka pumunta Dyan ? Asan utak ng mga kakampink na yan
Tapos may mga nagpost pa na mga pink ng picture sa loob ng arena… Wala dw katao tao… Eh ang pinost na picture ung maaga pa at di pa nakakapasok mga tao… Tapos nakaw pa sa iba ung picture..Tawa ako ng tawa nung nakita ko… Sila talaga makapanira lang kahit puro kasinungaling gagawin… A Typical traits of a Pink
It took us 2 hours to leave the parking lot. Sobraaa dami ng tao. We were there at 11am. Para lang sure na maka park kami. We stayed in the van para di mag collapse sa init ng araw. Para pag pasok sa venue, maganda pa rin kami tulad mo. Ahihi
Source: Edwin Jamora
Yes indeed i witnessed the huge crowd wearing smile on their faces, very positive energy walang pulitika talagang Unity and hope ang nakikita qoh then after the even peacefully ang lahat nka uwi wala untoward incident…