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ALTERED PHOTO: Inquirer post on travel suspension in March 2021

ALTERED PHOTO: Inquirer post on travel suspension in March 2021
The original Inquirer.net post was posted on March 12, 2020. The dates were manipulated to read 2021 instead of 2020.
At a glance:
  • Claim: Land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended starting March 15, 2021, until April 14, 2021, according to an Inquirer.net post.
  • Rating: ALTERED PHOTO
  • The facts: The original Inquirer.net post was uploaded on March 12, 2020. The dates were manipulated to read 2021 instead of 2020.
  • Why we fact-checked this: Several posts of this altered photo were spotted on Facebook by the Rappler fact check team.
Complete details:

Several Facebook users posted a screenshot of an Inquirer.net post that was altered to say that land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended from March 15, 2021 until April 14, 2021.

These posts were spotted on Facebook by the Rappler fact check team. Inquirer.net also debunked this claim, saying its news post was rehashed and manipulated.

This is an altered photo. The original Inquirer.net post was posted on March 12, 2020. It said that land, air, and sea travel to and from Metro Manila would be suspended from March 15, 2020 until April 14, 2020.

On March 12, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila would be placed on lockdown for at least 30 days. (READ: Year after lockdown: How pandemic restrictions look like in PH)

As of writing, Metro Manila and 9 other areas in the Philippines are under general community quarantine until March 31. – Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com

Keep us aware of suspicious Facebook pages, groups, accounts, websites, articles, or photos in your network by contacting us at factcheck@rappler.com. Let us battle disinformation one Fact Check at a time.

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