Magic trick

March 26, 2022 Lee Ann P. Ducusin 118 views

AN executive of a big company has expressed suspicion that the camp of Leni Robredo will make use of their rally in Caloocan to demonstrate their skills in optical illusions to deceive the public into believing that mammoth crowds attend their rallies.

The executive, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisal from the officials of their company who are Leni supporters, stressed that they are very skilled in manipulating the photos and even drone shots that they could demonstrate in the Caloocan rally what they have done with the Pasig City rally.

“Magagaling sila mag manipulate ng photos, pati pagkuha ng drone shots. Nagagawa nilang mukhang matao ang angle ng kuha nila sa drones. ‘Yung crowd sa Pasig rally, wala pang 40,000 ‘yun much more 80,000,” he said.

The source further explained that the people in the Pasig rally were made to hold two or three balloons so that it would appear in the photos that the crowd was really thick.

“Pinahawak nila ng tig-dalawa o tatlong balloons ‘yung mga tao para kapag kinuhanan ng picture mukhang maraming taong tabi-tabi. Pansinin mo ‘yung aerial shots, maraming pink. Kung talagang puro tao mga ‘yun sana itim ‘yung mga bandang ulo,” he pointed out.

The executive also disclosed that after a meeting with Robredo, Bam Aquino and Sonny Trillanes prior to the rally, the directors of their company, a conglomerate of financing companies, ordered their employees to attend the rally in exchange for a day’s wage and an additional P500 since the said rally was held on a Sunday.

“Yung mga employees namin, mga 3,000 katao ‘yun dahil may mga offices kami sa tatlong building doon sa Emerald Avenue, lahat pinapunta tapos ang usapan babayaran sila ng P500 at ng daily wage dahil walang pasok ‘yun,” he said.

The company official also bared that the people who were brought to the rally were aggrieved that they were not brought back to the places, where they were fetched, when the rally ended.

“Yung ibang mga hinakot nila sa iba’t ibang lugar, nagalit after ng rally kasi pinabayaan na daw sila, hindi na sila hinatid pauwi. Marami ring nagalit kasi ‘yung mga nasaktan, nahilo, o tumaas ang mga presyon dahil sa init, hindi man lang daw inasikaso. Kung hindi pa daw nahimatay ang ilan, hindi pa magtatawag ng ambulansya o first aiders,” the source said.

“Hindi na ko magtataka kung ‘yung rally sa Caloocan ay pagmamalaki na naman nilang dinumog ng mga tao. Gagamitan lang na naman nila ng kanilang magic at pipilit lang ulit sila ng mga kumpanya na magpadala ng kanilang mga empleyado para dagdag sa mga hakot nila,” he added.

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