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FALSE: Bela Padilla dies after being gunned down in car

Padilla is alive and has been active on social media platforms. The video used for the fake claim leads to a GMA News report on a shooting incident of a different woman.

Padilla is alive and has been active on social media platforms. The video used for the ...

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FALSE: Bela Padilla dies after being gunned down in car

Cuneta did not say that the President is weak or that the Liberal Party will return to ...

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FALSE: Sharon Cuneta says Duterte is weak, dilawan will return to power in 2022

There are two sections in the 1987 Constitution that mention warrantless arrests

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FALSE: No specific mention of warrantless arrests in the Constitution

The Department of Health says that tuob or steam inhalation does not kill the coronavirus ...

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FALSE: Tuob is a cure for COVID-19

The quote card containing the false quote edited an actual Rappler quote card featuring ...

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FALSE: Robredo 'says' lockdown should have started October 2019

The liquor ban in the province of Cavite has already lifted since June 1. The graphic ...

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FALSE: Cavite to impose liquor ban starting July 1

The caption in these posts misrepresent a photo that Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago ...

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FALSE: Photo of Sarah Elago with new recruits to CPP-NPA

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV did not say the quote attributed to him

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FALSE: Trillanes says Duterte created COVID-19 with China

Official data from the World Bank show that the Philippines has never had the highest ...

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FALSE: Philippines is country with highest gold reserves

The video clip in the claim is from a 2015 news report on a different carjacking incident

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FALSE: Piolo Pascual dies in carjacking incident