Claim: Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte’s visit to Siquijor province was not covered by mainstream news outlets.
Why we fact-checked this: The video with the claim has 30,328 views, and more than 1,500 likes on YouTube, as of writing.
The bottom line: Contrary to the video in the YouTube channel Robin Sweet Showbiz that claimed there was no coverage of the Vice President’s efforts, news outlets like ABS-CBN and Manila Standard covered her visit.
Last September 11, the Vice President announced on her official Facebook page that Siquijor is the fifth province to be reached by the PagbaBAGo campaign. The PagbaBAGo campaign aims to distribute school supplies to students in need.
The ABS-CBN and Manila Standard reports were published on September 12. The ABS-CBN report mentioned that Duterte would address the classroom shortage in a public school in Siquijor. Meanwhile, the Manila Standard report also highlighted the Vice President’s call for parents to practice family planning to ensure their children’s well-being.
Both reported that Duterte successfully distributed 2,400 bags with school supplies, along with 5,000 food packs as part of the PagbaBAGo campaign. – Pola Regalario/Rappler.com
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