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FALSE: Duterte confirms Bongbong Marcos elected as vice president

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FALSE: Duterte confirms Bongbong Marcos elected as vice president
The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Marcos' electoral protest in February 2021. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Malacañang would respect this decision.
At a glance
  • Claim: President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was elected as vice president.
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Marcos’ electoral protest in February 2021. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque previously said Malacañang respects this decision.
  • Why we fact-checked this: The video had gained 62,679 views, as of writing. The channel that posted this claim, PH BREAKING NEWS, has 523,000 subscribers.
Complete details

YouTube channel PH BREAKING NEWS uploaded a video on May 16, falsely claiming President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was elected as vice president.

The video was entitled: “KAKAPASOK LANG : PRES DUTERTE CONFIRMED! BBM HINALAL BILANG VP MAYOR SARA AT BBM SA 2022.” (Just in: President Duterte confirmed BBM elected as Vice President, Mayor Sara and BBM in 2022.)

This claim is false.

In February 2021, the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, unanimously dismissed the electoral protest Marcos filed against Vice President Leni Robredo. Marcos filed his motion for reconsideration on May 10.

The video did not provide any proof that Duterte confirmed Marcos’ victory. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque had previously said that Malacañang would respect the Supreme Court’s decision.

The video making the false claim had gained 62,679 views as of writing. PH BREAKING NEWS has 523,000 subscribers.

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PH BREAKING NEWS has a track record of posting videos with false content. – Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com

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