A netizen named Gideon Pena tweeted claiming the Duterte government has increased the budget for the Office of the President while cutting down budgets in health, agriculture and labor and employment.
According to Pena, PRRD has increased the allocation to his own office from P2.9 billion to P20.03 billion with P7 billion going to representation and entertainment expenses.
On top of that, PRRD also cut the budget for health by P31 billion; agriculture by P3.6 billion and employment by P5.3 billion.
He ended the tweet by saying, “Yep. That’s tapang at malasakit.”
Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog hastily reposted Gideon Pena’s, thinking she had something that would trigger public anger against the Duterte administration.
And here comes Dr. Andrea Carigma, a known Duterte supporter on social media, who did not waste an opportunity to fact-check the dilawans and humiliate them in social media.
Armed with facts from DBM, Dr. Carigma went on to exposed Gideon Pena’s allegation as nothing but a black propaganda against President Duterte to make the public hate the Duterte government and promote the yellow political agenda.
On Facebook, Carigma asked Gideon Pena and Pinoy Ako Blog where did they get their info.
She went on to post screenshots from the DBM website showing that Gideon Pena was merely getting his facts out of thin air.
You may read Dr. Carigma’s post below.
Dear @Pinoy Ako Blog and Gideon Peña,
May I ask, saan nanggaling yung info nyo?
DBM info shows the budget for the following departments were INCREASED for 2019 by
12.3% for education
25.8% for DPWH
30.9 % for DILG
5.4% for DSWD
89.3% for DOTr
32.4% for ARMM
Bumaba sa health, pero 12.3B, NOT 31B. Pero may 67.4B allotment for National Health Insurance Program.
Bumaba sa Agriculture 0.9B, not 3.6B – and dahil sa may ibang financial sources to sustain agricultural projects from other agencies.
Saan galing yung sa post mo?
Also, 283B ang alloted para sa Pantawid Pamilya Program (rice subsidy), philhealth, free tertiary education, free irrigation, improvement ng educational facilities – PASAKIT pa din yun???
In light of Dr. Carigma’s fact-checking, netizens jeer at Gideon Pena and Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog while praising the fact-checker for a job well done.
Ruvie Lesano nung bang nagsabog ng kabobohan, nasalo ba nila lahat yun? tapos hindi pa nakuntento sa nasalo nila, nag stock pa for future use?
Ninoy De Torres Fegi Alam kong mukhang nalitson si Fiona pero sunog na naman sya for the nth time.
Kenechi Varias What do you expect from them? They’re so good at spreading lies. Mdami kasing yellow supporters na solid believers nila.
Marinette Abarico Ms. Carigma have done the right thing, no reposting , capture thru screenshot, then compare with data from DBM with link to original info, voila sunog agad mga kalabasa.
John Adrian Nat Fake news talaga yang si Laurio ng Pinoy Ako Blog dinadaan na lang niya sa graphics mga post niya. Sabagay bayad naman ng LP yan kaya wala ng pakiaalam yan.