fact checking in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on fact checking in the Philippines

ARTICLE FINDER

FALSE: Photo of 'Chinese illegal fishing in West Philippine Sea'

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Although there have been reports of Chinese intrusions in the Philippines' territorial waters in the past, the photo that circulated was taken by NOAA at the Pacific Ocean

Publishers fear fact checking isn't enough – report

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:28 PM

The Digital News Project 2020 says that journalists need to call out lies and half-truths, but are concerned that this may not have an impact

'Slap them with the truth’: Fact-checking website to fight 'fake news' about De Lima

Nov 16, 2019 - 2:01 PM

'We must fight,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima of trueleilaproject.com, a website devoted to debunking false information about her online

FACT CHECK. Senator Leila de Lima launches a fact checking website to debunk false claims about herself. File photo courtesy of Office of Senator De Lima

[PODCAST] Paano nilalabanan ang ‘fake news’

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Sino ang madalas na target ng disinformation sa Pilipinas?

FALSE: Forex at P1.50 to P2 per dollar during Marcos years

Sep 17, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Official data shows the peso-dollar exchange rate was already at P3 in 1965, and it further depreciated throughout Marcos’ term

Data shows Senate bill does not fully address 'fake news' problem

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:19 AM

The data shows 42% of the claims checked during the 2019 midterm elections come from the candidates themselves

FALSE: Photo of dead members of drug syndicates, PNP

Jun 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The photos are miscaptioned – they were actually taken during the shooting of ABS-CBN's 'Ang Probinsyano'

FALSE: Overseas voting in Singapore is still ‘old-style ballot box’

May 13, 2019 - 12:06 PM

There are VCMs deployed in Singapore, but only Comelec-designated officials are allowed to feed ballots into the counting machines

FALSE: 'No single PCIJ article critical of Aquino, Ramos'

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

A quick examination of the PCIJ website shows that a number of articles critical of former presidents Benigno Aquino III and Fidel Ramos were published

FALSE: Phivolcs 'warning' about a looming magnitude 7.1 earthquake

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The supposed warning is a false claim originally circulated in 2018. Phivolcs had denied way back issuing a warning about a magnitude 7.1 earthquake

FALSE: Nancy Binay says OFWs are not foreign workers but 'domestic help'

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Senator Nancy Binay's media team says it did not issue such statement. The quote is fabricated.

FALSE: 'BRP Duterte aircraft carrier' drives Chinese out of West PH Sea islands

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines has no aircraft carrier. The supposed 'BRP Duterte' is actually the US Navy's $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.

MISLEADING: 'Midterm legislative achievements' of Aquino, Duterte

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Counting only landmark laws and laws of national significance, both presidents have an almost equal number: at least 57 for Duterte and 58 for Aquino

Screenshots of claims offering a comparison of laws approved during the midterms of Presidents Aquino and Duterte

FALSE: ‘No law’ prevents gov’t officials from participating in businesses

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The provision in the 1973 Constitution that prohibits government officials from practicing their profession or participating in businesses was even strengthened in the 1987 Constitution

FALSE: Pie chart of Philippines' national debt under 3 presidents

Nov 06, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Since the national debt is a 'running total' of how much the country still owes, comparisons should show the 'net addition' to the debt for certain periods, not the supposed 'shares' of debt incurred by each president

Screenshots of false claims posted on Facebook about the country's national debt under 3 presidents

HOAX: COA 'quotes' on PNR toilet project anomaly

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The blog post invents some quotes which were not in COA's observations on the questioned project

HOAX: Duterte 'fires' hundreds of errant cops

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:04 AM

The cops merely get a scolding from the President

MISLEADING: Philippines now ‘number one fastest growing economy’

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The thumbnail of the embedded video is a screenshot of GDP figures in a 2013 news report. Nonetheless, a credit ratings firm expects the Philippines to still be 'among the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region'

HOAX: Bam Aquino quote on 'tambays'

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The opposition senator did not say what was quoted in the viral photo

FACT CHECK: No resignation announcement from Trillanes

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The blog post contains a vlog about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s October 15, 2017 dare to President Duterte that says he would resign from the Senate if his allegations about the billions of pesos in Duterte's 17 bank accounts are proven false