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FALSE: Media did not report on Cebu Cordova Link Expressway

FALSE: Media did not report on Cebu Cordova Link Expressway
A Google search returns at least 11 news reports about the CCLEX from different media outlets
At a glance:
  • Claim: The media did not report on the progress of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: A Google search shows at least 11 reports from different media outlets about the progress of the CCLEX. 
  • Why we fact-checked this: This Facebook post was emailed to Rappler for verification. It has accumulated 5,900 reactions, 508 comments, and 8,400 shares since it was posted on February 5. 
Complete details:

A February 5 post on the Facebook page “SOLID Duterte” said that there were no news reports on the status of Build, Build, Build infrastructure projects, including the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). According to the post, this was because the media didn’t want the public to know about the Duterte administration’s projects. 

The post also alluded to Vice President Leni Robredo’s feeding program and her office’s donation of housing materials to typhoon victims, saying that the media quickly and repeatedly reported on these. 

This Facebook post was emailed to Rappler for verification. It has accumulated 5,900 reactions, 508 comments, and 8,400 shares as of writing.

This claim is false. The media reported on the CCLEX updates and continues to report on the Build, Build, Build projects. 

A Google search showed that there were at least 11 reports by different news media outlets about the CCLEX. 

Cebu Daily News (CDN) reported on December 6, 2019, that the bridge was 47.32% completed. Around six months later, on June 1, 2020, Business World reported that the contract of the project was 56.86% complete. ABS-CBN, Business Mirror, and GMA News reported in October 2020 that the project had reached its halfway mark. CDN and SunStar Cebu both reported on its 61% completion rate in October 2020, and GMA News reported on its 68.21% completion in February 2021.

Rappler and ABS-CBN also posted in February when the main bridge’s pylons were completed. 

There are also updates and reports about Build, Build, Build in general on many news media websites, including Rappler, Inquirer.net, Manila Bulletin, and ABS-CBN, among others. – Vernise Tantuco/Rappler.com

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