Marcos Fact Checks

Mainstream media covers Marcos projects and achievements 

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Mainstream media covers Marcos projects and achievements 
The supposed lack of media coverage of Marcos projects had already been debunked by previous fact checks

Claim: Mainstream media never reports on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s achievements and successful projects. Only SMNI News and UNTV do.

Rating: FALSE

Why we fact-checked this: As of writing, the Facebook video making the claim has 666 reactions, 63 comments, 144 shares, and 11,924 views.

The video posted on November 18 said: “Kapag may mga proyektong inilulunsad si PBBM o si President Bongbong Marcos, at ’yung malalaking proyekto, mga good news, ’yung mga gagawin niya sa agrikultura, ’yung imprastraktura, ’yung mga groundbreaking ceremony niya, kung napapansin niyo mga utol hindi ito ipinalalabas o pinapakita o ibinabalita sa mga mainstream media. Ang tangi nating napapanuod na nagpapalabas nito ay SMNI News at UNTV.”

(When there are projects launched by PBBM or President Bongbong Marcos, and the big projects, good news, his future programs in agriculture, in infrastructure, his groundbreaking ceremonies, if you notice folks, they are never shown or covered or broadcasted by mainstream media. The only ones who show these are SMNI News and UNTV.)

The bottom line: There are reports on the projects, programs, and achievements of the President by mainstream media. 

The President’s projects and priorities in agriculture have been reported by outlets like Rappler, GMA, and CNN

His promises and projects related to infrastructure have been reported by ABS-CBN, PhilStar, CNN, and GMA. Even groundbreaking ceremonies led by Marcos have been broadcasted by ABS-CBN, GMA, and CNN.

Related fact checks: Rappler also published several fact checks that addressed related claims. A similar false claim that Vice President Sara Duterte’s future projects were also left unreported by mainstream media has also been fact-checked by Rappler. – Pola Regalario/Rappler.com

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