AN IRATE Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has chided a satirical Facebook and Twitter account for editing his photo and creating a political meme that boosts the senatorial bids of the opposition candidates.
Panelo blasted the meme as "defamatory" and said this was created by the account Malacañang Events and Catering Services out of "extreme desperation".
"Some supporters of the political opposition are showing signs of extreme desperation as D-Day or the Election Day, May 13, approaches," the Palace official said in a statement late Thursday night, May 9.
"While we understand that the post is a political meme, which is the norm in this campaign season, the same however amounts to a defamatory imputation. It is a given fact that there are still netizens who believe in what they see or read on the internet, including images that have been obviously altered, edited or photoshopped," he added.
The meme was posted on the Malacañang Events and Catering Services accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Great presentation, Sal. pic.twitter.com/ZTeozMGzVi— Malacañang Events and Catering Services (@MalacananEvents) May 9, 2019