BEWARE: CYNTHIA PATAG AND JIM PAREDES SPREADING LIES TO ATTACK DUTERTE
Recently the shenanigans of Jim Paredes and Cynthia Patag became viral on social media after the latter posted a public text message from Lydia Paredes, the wife of Jim Paredes, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign war on drugs is the reason for the death of Noli Asensio III.
Read the message of Lydia below:
"Just got this message from Ana Segovia. Her cousin is a recovering addict and now a victim of Duterte's war on drugs.
Hello Gelz! I have more sad news. My cousin in Manila, Noli Asensio, son of my Tita Fides, passed away this morning. He was abducted and drugged. The next day he died. He was a victim of Duterte's drug war. He was recovering from addiction. He was married to Iwi Laurel and has a daughter who sings, Nicole Asensio. My Aunt (sis of my mom), is devastated. My cousin, Dennis Asensio (brother of Noli) is flying to Manila from Chicago. Please pray for their family. Thank you."
However, the wife and daughter of Noli, Nicole Laurel Asensio and Iwi Laurel clarified that the whole story was a lie.
"My father died with me in Makati Medical Center ER... Right beside me at his final hours... I am appalled at the yellow idiots who have gossiped and gossiped about his life and death, plotting to use his death to fuel their political schemes. Some of these yellowtards were my friends... Some are my own blood relatives. Read my moms post. Swallow it. Close your mouth when you chew. If you were so concerned about my dad or the family why didn't you pay your respects? Thought so. It's all about you. You're not helping yourselves, the grieving family or the country by using my fathers death for your own vanity. LET ME LOVE AND HONOR HIM IN SILENCE."
Iwi also said:
"Many concerned friends have approached me at Noli's wake about Facebook posts that have gone viral. Please allow me once and for all to help you get your facts straight.
Fact: Noli was not abducted and drugged. Fact: He was not killed. Fact: Noli was not a victim of "Duterte's war on drugs."
Forgive me for saying this, but you were not in the ER during his last moments and we never appointed you to be the family's spokesperson. So please, do not use Noli's passing for any of your political motives and schemes.
If you are a good person, you will stop spreading all these lies. If you have compassion, you will understand that we are grieving for someone we love very much who was a good person and we miss him terribly. If you have extra time in your hands, I suggest you pray. Yes, prayer is the best thing you could engage in right now. And when you feel the urge to post anything again, maybe ask yourself if your words are true, necessary and helpful. But prayers please. We could find comfort in your prayers during these difficult times."
Iwi is making an appeal to Jim Paredes and his wife Lydia asking them to not use Noli's passing for any of their political motives and schemes.