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FALSE: Supporters of Marcos Jr. give P35,000 ‘ayuda’ per family

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FALSE: Supporters of Marcos Jr. give P35,000 ‘ayuda’ per family
The link going around on Facebook is fake. There are also no official news reports about supporters of Marcos Jr. giving P35,000 aid or ‘ayuda.’
At a glance
  • Claim: Supporters of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. give aid or “ayuda” worth P35,000 per family.
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: The link going around on Facebook is fake. There are also no official news reports about supporters of Marcos Jr. giving P35,000 “ayuda.”
  • Why we fact-check this: The Facebook post containing this claim has 214 reactions, 242 comments, and 40 shares, as of writing.
Complete details

Facebook page “BBM Bong Bong Marcos Nation Wide” posted on January 16 about online registration to get P35,000 financial aid from the supporters of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The page shared a link and wrote in its caption, “LAHAT PO NG NAG MESSAGE SA AMIN NA HINDI PA NAKA TANGGAP NG AYUDA MAG LOG IN SA LINK NGAYONG ARAW LANG.” 

(To those who sent us a message and haven’t received their financial aid, please log in to the link. Until today only.)

The link will redirect to dswd-news-and-update.blogspot.com.

Meanwhile, the graphic says, “Mag log in sa link at ilagay ang pangalan mo mag handa ng 1 valid ID, 35k bawat pamilya.” 

(Log in to the link and put your name. Prepare one valid ID. P35,000 per family.)

The comments section shows that users have left their personal information, such as names, addresses, and contact details.

This graphic is still circulating as of Sunday, February 27.

This is false.

Both the Facebook page “BBM Bong Bong Marcos Nation Wide” and the website https://dswd-news-and-update.blogspot.com are not affiliated with Marcos. The official and verified Facebook page of Marcos Jr. is “Bongbong Marcos,” while the website is www.bongbongmarcos.com.

The provided link in the caption will redirect the user to dswd-news-and-update.blogspot.com. It is a dubious website because it uses a free domain service provider. Anyone can set up a page using the service provider.

There are also no official news reports about the P35,000 financial aid per family from Marcos’ camp. 

Rappler previously debunked a claim about P2,000 government monthly financial aid for mothers and another saying Meralco, Maynilad gives P10,000 to poor families. Both claims made use of free domains, including blogspot.

ABS-CBN has also published a fact check on this claim. – Owenh Toledo/Rappler.com

Owenh Toledo is a graduate of Rappler’s fact-checking mentorship program. This fact check was reviewed by a member of Rappler’s research team and a senior editor. Learn more about Rappler’s fact-checking mentorship program here.

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