Anderson Cooper denies saying the Philippines has no government and leader

Did CNN's Anderson Cooper really say the Philippines has no government and leader?

Last Tuesday, November 12, renowned American reporter Anderson Cooper reported live from Tacloban City in the Philippines for his CNN progam "Anderson Cooper 360°" about the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and the relief efforts being made by the Philippine government.

As he reported live, the official Twitter account of his show, @AC360, was also live-tweeting what he was reporting straight from the typhoon-hit Tacloban. And here are some of those tweets:

AC360: "Everywhere you go you find people searching for their lost loved ones" @andersoncooper in #Tacloban. #AC360"

AC360: "The scene here at the airport is desperate" @andersoncooper in #Tacloban. #AC360

AC360: "Philippine military personnel are cleaning up the area around the airport.. first time we're seeing this" @andersoncooper in #Tacloban."

AC360: "The people in Tacloban have great dignity and deserve better than what they have gotten" @andersoncooper on #Typhoon. #AC360"

AC360: "They are saying 'I need food and water, why are there still bodies?'" @PHancocksCNN on #Tacloban survivors. #AC360"

AC360: "People line up and they are there all day long for a handful of flights" @andersoncooper on #Tacloban airport. #AC360"

AC360: "I have not seen a large Philippine military presence out around here" @andersoncooper in #Tacloban. #AC360"

AC360: "There are mothers searching for their children, it is a sickening sight five days later" @andersoncooper on #Tacloban. #AC360"

AC360: "#AC360 reporting on #Typhoon relief. How much is coming in to #Philippines? Challenges getting it to survivors."

And that's it...

The tweets were made by AC360, probably being managed by someone who's only tasked to make updates for the show's Twitter account. Anderson's personal Twitter account is @andersoncooper.

Apparently, another tweet containing a statement allegedly from Anderson Cooper has gone viral after his report. The tweet claims that Cooper made a statement that the Philippines has no government and leader.

HeyaFeelings: "This country has no government, this country has no leader" - @andersoncooper you're so right."

Anderson Cooper quickly reacted to that. According to his tweet-response, he never said that statement.

The alleged statement could have probably been the one that irked ABS-CBN veteran broadcast journalist, news anchor Korina Sanchez who made a remark via her morning radio program against a CNN reporter which she doesn't named, but only referred to as "blonde reporter".

Sanchez, who happens to be the wife of DILG Secretary and possible 2016 Presidential candidate Mar Roxas, allegedly said that the blonde reporter doesn't know what he's talking about, and even described his report as "mali-mali".

The Twitter user, @HeyaFeelings, who posted the alleged statement by Cooper, defended himself or herself against other Twitter users who were mad at him for starting the tweet containing the false statement. According to its next succeeding tweets, it was an honest mistake and that he got the statement from Facebook and re-posted it on Twitter.

HeyaFeelings: "@MrFrancisBaraan @andersoncooper Don't get me wrong. I love him. It was a statement that I agreed with and it had his name, my bad."

HeyaFeelings: "@CaPtDCharles @andersoncooper wait what? I'm not even looking for attention? I saw it on facebook and posted it here and thought he said it"

HeyaFeelings: "@JoycePecies @andersoncooper relax. I'm not hating on him. what even. I quoted it and that was that. turns out i was wrong. I apologize"

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