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The viral video contains several unproven conspiracy theories that were already debunked by several fact checking organizations
It is Congress, not the Court, that deliberates on franchise renewals. ABS-CBN’s petition also still remains pending before the SC, which will resume deliberations on July 13.
(UPDATED) The 'disente' photo was taken in March 2018, while the 'bastos' photo was a stock photo that has been used in some articles shortly before Boracay's closure in April 2018
Data show that the Philippine economy was already falling during the latter part of Marcos’ dictatorship
Cuneta did not say that the President is weak or that the Liberal Party will return to power in 2022
There are two sections in the 1987 Constitution that mention warrantless arrests
The Department of Health says that tuob or steam inhalation does not kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
The quote card containing the false quote edited an actual Rappler quote card featuring the Vice President
The caption in these posts misrepresent a photo that Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago herself posted from a hike for a cause event in March 2020. Rappler has previously fact checked a misrepresented photo of Elago from the same event.
Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV did not say the quote attributed to him
Official data from the World Bank show that the Philippines has never had the highest amount of gold reserves since 1960. IMF data also show the country is only ranked 23rd.
The video clip in the claim is from a 2015 news report on a different carjacking incident
The celebrity is still alive. There is also no official report of Johnson’s death from BBC News, the source cited by the posts.
The video attached was a short film taken out of context. No news organizations reported such an incident as of late.
The Philippines ranks 15th out of 49 Asian countries when it comes to total number of novel coronavirus cases and No. 2 in ASEAN in terms of deaths
Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago did not say this quote, which was already falsely attributed to her in the past
The website where the information came from says its source was only a meme that was made for fun
Both the hospital and Vice President Leni Robredo deny the incident took place
There is no official cure or preventive treatment for COVID-19. The supposed cures in the post have been debunked by the WHO and fact checkers around the world
There have been two phases in the surge of false information surrounding COVID-19: misinformation mostly from 'well-meaning people' and then disinformation, such as posts containing conspiracy theories
The power of visual media 'has its pitfalls – especially when there are questions surrounding the origin, authenticity or context of an image,' says Google product manager Harris Cohen.
Accounts and articles show that the libel case was seen as an attack on press freedom
The section that allows only Filipino citizens to own mass media in the country is also in the 1973 Constitution ratified under the Marcos administration
Sandra Aguinaldo, the reporter who originally uploaded the photo under scrutiny, posts photos from other angles and clarifies that there was physical distancing during the protest
CNN did not report Chauvin's death, nor did any other legitimate news sites
The video containing the preposterous claim is manipulated from a 2012 report about an OFW raped by police in Kuwait
The photo was altered and Kadamay did not make such a demand
Remember these things every time you see a suspicious historical claim on social media, according to Filipino historian Xiao Chua
This claim has been debunked as early as 2017. Hontiveros did not make any statement in support of the Maute Group, which she tagged as terrorists.
Cash aid for every Facebook user? No such thing, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The video does not contain a statement or admission from former Bureau of Internal Revenue commissioner Kim Henares about ABS-CBN's taxes
Robredo did not say this quote, and the graphic was manipulated from a GMA News quote card
The graphic is manipulated and is not from ABS-CBN’s official channels
There are no reports on studies being done on a COVID-19 vaccine with a microchip; Bill Gates has also denied the claim
(UPDATED) WHO Philippines says using face masks does not cause hypoxia nor excessive carbon dioxide intake
ABS-CBN's 2018 audited financial statement says they had an effective tax rate of 4%
The video wrongly equated 'strongman' with someone brave and firm, when in fact it is a term that describes a leader who controls by force of will and character
There are no news reports or statements that contain this supposed quote by Roxas
There are no reports of such a sighting, and the photo was manipulated
Experts and companies involved issued warnings about the mixture, saying it could 'form a dangerous chemical that has toxic effects' and 'may cause serious harm'
Only part of the quote is accurate: 'I admit [Duterte] says crazy things but he gets things done.' The rest of what is attributed to him isn't true.
The video containing the claim is from a 2015 report about the beheading of an OFW convicted for murder
McCoy De Leon did not say these quotes, and ABS-CBN News did not publish these graphics
The video was taken at the Ohio Statehouse, not the White House
The colors and design of the Philippine flag are mandated by the Constitution and the Flag and Heraldic Code. Any changes will require approved amendments to these laws.
Both senators have responded to the coronavirus crisis by doing their jobs as legislators and by providing assistance to frontliners
Law experts say Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta misinterpreted the provision in the Constitution regarding the 50-year cap for franchises
The supposed screenshot of a news report was created with a meme generator tool
Jackie Chan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber did not tweet about President Rodrigo Duterte
The original photo showed portraits of President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the National Monument in Indonesia