FALSE: Photo of Duterte portrait outside Japan national museum
Claim: A portrait of President Rodrigo Duterte was put up outside one of Japan's national museums.
At least 4 Facebook users reposted a first-person account of walking in Shibuya, Japan, and spotting side-by-side portraits of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Duterte.
"Nakalagay sa tapat sa isa sa mga national museum dito sa Japan. Maraming tao ang bumibisita dito araw-araw para magbigay galang sa dalawang lider na ito (These were placed in front of one of the national museums in Japan. Many people visit here every day to give respect to these two leaders)," the text read.
This claim was flagged by Facebook's Claim Check, a tool that detects posts with potentially false information.
The facts: The photo has been manipulated. The original photo showed portraits of Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the National Monument in Indonesia, ahead of the Philippine president's visit to Jakarta in September 2016.
A reverse image search revealed that the original photo depicted the portraits of Duterte and Widodo.
This original photo was tweeted by GMA reporter Joseph Morong. It was captioned: "A picture of Pres. Duterte is displayed at [the] National Monument in Indonesia [which] he is set to visit."
Moreover, while the text claims that the portrait was spotted in Japan, the photo clearly shows the National Monument of Indonesia in the background.
In the past, other claims about international praise for Duterte have been fabricated. Rappler debunked multiple quotes by personalities, like Queen Elizabeth II and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, allegedly praising Duterte. – Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com
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