Pinasaringan ng Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) reporter na si Pathricia Roxas ang mga alegasyon na peke umano ang mga litrato na kinunan sa “Lord, Heal Our Land” gathering sa EDSA Shrine at People Power Monument.
Ang mga litratong sinasabing peke ng mga tagasuporta ni President Rodrigo Duterte ay kuha ni Roxas sa nasabing pagtitipon.
Ayon kay dating Arroyo administration press secretary at Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao, peke umano ang larawang ginamit ng Inquirer at sinabi niya na pagtitipon iyon ng El Shaddai sa Luneta noong nakaraang taon.
“Fake news, and worse, fake photo. The reporter was one Pathricia Ann V. Roxas (yes with an “H” claiming thousands of people joined the event. The photo was credited to her. Her photo was a rally of El Shaddai LAST year and in Luneta. The second photo is screen grab of video at the end of the article of the “prayer meeting” at the People Power Monument,” ani Tiglao.
Ilan pang mga netizens ang naniwala sa naratibong peke umano ang mga litratong nanggaling kay Roxas.
Ayon naman kay Antonio Contreras, inangguluhan umano ni Roxas ang mga litrato upang magmukhang nasa mahigit 20,000 katao ang dumagsa sa pagtitipon sa EDSA.
“However, it is an angled one making it appear that the crowd was 20k. Take note that even Inquirer had to change the reference to “As many as 20,000 people” (first image) to now just “Thousands of Filipinos” (second image),” ani Contreras.
Nag-message si Roxas kay Tiglao upang linawin na hindi peke ang mga litratong kinunan niya. Subalit nagmatigas si Tiglao at iginiit niya na inangguluhan ni Roxas ang mga litrato.
‘I refuse to let you control the narrative’
Sa kanyang Facebook post, nanindigan si Roxas na totoo ang kanyang istorya at mga litrato sapagkat naroon siya sa nasabing pagtitipon.
Pinasaringan naman ni Roxas si Contreras dahil sa pag-akusa sa kanya na pang-aanggulo sa mga litrato upang magmukhang marami ang dumalo sa EDSA.
Narito ang buong pahayag ni Roxas:
“On the allegations that the photo used in my articles during the CBCP’s “Lord Heal Our Land” event yesterday was fake, and that it was taken from an El Shaddai prayer rally: Let’s keep it short and based on facts. I stand by my stories & photos. You may check additional videos and photos from my tweets yesterday (@PathRoxasINQ). I was there (from the mass at the Edsa shrine, up to the march towards and the program at the People Power Monument). A simple Google reverse image search would also prove this easily. Mr. Bobi Tiglao took down his post after he admitted he’s wrong. But he refused to publicly correct his claim. Hence, this post.
On Mr. Antonio Contreras’ claims: He’s talking about two separate stories. It was also clear that the 20k crowd estimate came from the organizers, while the PNP said it was only at 5,500 as of 5:30 p.m., Sunday. Both figures were mentioned in my stories. Hope they read it. On his claim that I “angled the photo & the story to make it appear that 20k” attended the event. Really? Is there such a way? Photos and videos I took won’t lie.
Sorry, you may be known columnists from a legitimate newspaper but I refuse to let you control the narrative.”