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There are news reports about the OVP’s current and future projects


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There are news reports about the OVP’s current and future projects
There are news reports about the projects of the Office of the Vice President under Sara Duterte

Claim: There are no news reports about various current and future projects of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) under Sara Duterte, a video claims.

Rating: FALSE

Why we fact-checked this: The video in question can be found in a November 15 post in the Facebook page “Palerista tv.” As of writing, the post already had about 3,800 reactions, 246 comments, and 483 shares. The video had about 36,000 views.

After mentioning current and future OVP projects, the narrator says on the video: “Pero narinig ‘nyo ba na ibinalita iyan? Hindi (Did you hear it being reported in the news? No).” Moreover, the main post states: “Hindi man lang kasi binalita (Not even reported in the news).” 

The bottom line: There are news reports on the OVP’s projects that were enumerated in the video. 

Current projects: The ongoing OVP projects mentioned in the video include seven satellite offices, a Disaster Risk Relief Operations Center, a Medical and Burial Assistance program, Libreng Sakay, PagbaBAGo Campaign, and Kalusugan Food Trucks.

All these projects were reported by ABS-CBN News on November 14, and the Manila Bulletin on November 15.

Future projects: The video cites three OVP projects slated for next year – Mag Negosyo Ta ’Day, Peace 911, and a permanent OVP residence – that were mentioned in various news articles.

The OVP’s planned livelihood project for women and the LGBTQ+ community, Mag Negosyo Ta ’Day, was mentioned in news articles in the The Philippine Star on July 4 , INQUIRER.net and Manila Bulletin on July 27, GMA News on September 12, and Rappler on September 14.

The OVP’s planned peacebuilding and development project Peace 911 was mentioned in a September 12 GMA News report and a September 14 Rappler article

Meanwhile, the plan for a permanent residence for the OVP was reported By GMA News and Manila Bulletin on July 27, and again by the Manila Bulletin on August 4.

All three future projects were also mentioned in the same November 14 article of ABS-CBN News and November 15 article of Manila Bulletin where all of the OVP’s ongoing projects stated in the video by “Palerista tv” were mentioned too. – Percival Bueser/Rappler.com

Percival Bueser 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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