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VP Jejomar Binay Stopped by US Soldiers Controversial Photo Went Viral

A controversial photo of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, VP Jejomar Binay went viral online after it was posted by a certain Kenneth Brakeston on Facebook.

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Vice President Jejomar Binay (Photo: Kenneth Brakeston FB)

The photo posted by Kenneth Brakeston has the following description.

“Vice President Jejomar Binay tried to enter the restricted area of UN Humanitarian Relief but was stopped by these US soldiers as no Philippine Politicians were allowed to touch the relief goods per instruction from United Nations.” “This photo was shared from the website.” “Unsay drama mo, Jejomar Binay?”-Kenneth Brakeston

The viral photo have already garnered more than 11K shares and 4K Likes. The photo of the Vice President with the US soldiers was also posted in one of the most popular anti-government pages, Showbiz Government.

Although the photo is not clear whether the story made by Kenneth Brakeston is authentic or not, it has gone viral already. One of the supporter or just a concerned individual  identified as Kuya Mike Romero on Facebook, told the real story behind the photo. Here’s his statement:

The real story:

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar Province, Republic of the Philippines (Nov. 16, 2013) Hon. Jejomar Binay, vice president of the Republic of Philippines, left, shakes hands with Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet, center, during a shore visit in support of Operation Damayan. The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas/Released) Digital – Kuya Mike Romero

The viral photo of the Vice President Jejomar Binay has two different side of the story. We are posting this interesting post for a sole purpose of giving unbiased information.

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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