Spotted: Group of women in a mall wearing negative campaign T-shirts

May 2, 2019 - 8:59 PM
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Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Imee Marcos, controversial candidates, are part of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago slate. (Philstar.com/file)
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A photo of a group of women wearing matching outfits while roaming a local mall became popular online for the message of their shirts.

Their orange tops bore photos of senatorial candidates known known to have pending and resolved court cases. They also carry a slogan: “Wag iboto, magnanakaw.”

The snapshot was shared by Twitter user @josephmangalndn on April 27. The date and place it was captured were not indicated.

It could also not be verified if the women are part of a campaign of opposing candidates or of an organization.

“So I saw a group of titas na naglalakad sa mall and guess what they are wearing?” the Twitter user said in the caption.

Seen on the shirts are faces of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, former senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada.

Controversial candidates

Marcos recently came under fire after educational institutions disproved her previous claims of having graduated from them.

Two prestigious universities, the Princeton University and the University of the Philippines, later revealed to Interaksyon.com that she never earned a degree from their schools.

News investigations into her scholastic records started when an alleged report card with her name on it made rounds on the Reddit platform. The report card showed failing marks in all subjects.

Meanwhile, Revilla and Estrada have both faces cases tagging them in fraudulent schemes worth P224.5 million in kickbacks from their Priority Development Assistance Fund. Legislative funding was found to have gone to fake foundations owned by convicted mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

Revilla unexpectedly got acquitted in December 2018, leaving his chief of staff to face jail time for graft.

Estrada, meanwhile, sought a dismissal of the plunder charges for this case to the Sandiganbayan last February. He’s currently out on bail.

Both candidates are running under the Hugpong ng Pagbabago coalition founded by presidential daughter Sara Duterte.

In the April pre-election survey released by Pulse Asia, the three senatorial hopefuls made it to the hypothetical Magic 12.

Revilla landed on the fifth spot, Marcos ranked 11th while Estrada landed 12th.