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There is no Inquirer story published with the headline, 'Gutoc to netizens: I'll send you to jail for making fun of wearing my life vest!'
Be on the lookout for disinformation involving the tragic Notre-Dame fire, which destroyed the roof of the Parisian cathedral
The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, has not yet declared the official results of the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest case
The original Inquirer article, which cites the Freedom from Debt Coalition, refers to the total national debt, not the debt incurred solely by the Aquino administration
The Philippines has no aircraft carrier. The supposed 'BRP Duterte' is actually the US Navy's $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.
A photo of Senator Leila de Lima is doctored to falsely show her filing a petition with the Supreme Court to allow visits from her ex-lover
Members of other political parties, like Lakas-CMD and UNA, have also been implicated in scams where members of the LP were also allegedly involved
Except for the summary of expenditures for the Ramos administration, the rest of the figures cannot be attributed to the NSO
Facebook posts falsely claim that lawmakers have a 'final official result' in the 2016 vice presidential election recount
Not all quotes on the web are correctly attributed – here's how you can tell fact from fiction
The cash incentives are for graduating honor students of all public elementary and high schools in Taguig only
A photo of Sara Duterte is doctored to falsely show her hitting Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates
President Rodrigo Duterte's legal counsel has apparently not read the line in the historic decision that says China 'caused severe harm to the coral reef environment' and allowed its fishermen to take endangered species
‘The Rome Statute only refers to a requirement of State Party nationality at the time of election but not afterwards,’ says the International Criminal Court
One of the 11 bills that Duterte authored when he was congressman became law: Republic Act 8969, which makes the 3rd Friday of August a special holiday in Davao City
Mar Roxas' camp maintains the claim is 'fake news' and 'completely illogical' for him to say. The page that posts the claim is also unable to provide proof of the quote's source.
The Manila Bulletin denies publishing a story with headline, 'Robredo to pass a law to put netizens behind bars for bashing her.' It labels the post a 'hoax.'
This is not a photo of a Chinese ship attacking Philippine vessels
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'While the student you inquired about attended our school for a brief period in the fall of 1972, she is not a graduate,' says Santa Catalina School assistant head of school John Aimé
The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary is in fact against death penalty
Senator Leila de Lima has only one sister named Caroline de Lima; 'Julieta' is not her sister. Her two other siblings are Vicente de Lima II and Vicente de Lima Jr.
Roxas has not left the Otso Diretso slate, says campaign manager Senator Kiko Pangilinan
Villegas himself denies issuing a statement on acquitting the suspects in Christine Silawan's killing, calling it 'fake' and a 'ridiculous lie'
A quick reverse image search reveals that the photo is that of devotees of the Black Nazarene during a procession held in Manila on January 9, 2013
The 19 European fact-checking outlets part of FactCheckEU are ready to tackle disinformation and hoaxes ahead of the polls
Comelec says it has not yet conducted the final testing and sealing of vote counting machines
A video embedded in several websites is a report about a rape case in Bulacan, not in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
No, Archbishop Socrates Villegas does not mention Otso Diretso, or any specific candidates or parties, in the video uploaded on his Facebook page
But the 1987 Constitution, which lists down requirements for senators, also explicitly demands that public officials, including senators, to be honest
The misleading post was originally circulated in July 2018 and had already been called out by the DENR as 'incomplete, misleading, and erroneous'
DAR failed to provide exact data pointing to the said 11,443 hectares as the agency’s record-setting land distribution
The DOST engineering team started developing the first hybrid electric road train in 2012. It hit the rails of the Philippine National Railways in March 2019.
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
Anderson Cooper himself denies on Twitter calling the couple 'corrupt'
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano reiterates that the quote is false and is just propaganda. The claim had already been proven false and is being rehashed.
Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016
The photo is actually of Syrian children killed in the deadly August 2013 Ghouta chemical attack
Makabayan bloc has not asked for garbage to be returned to Manila. It has only filed a resolution to ‘postpone’ the Manila Bay rehabilitation until there's a clear plan for it.
The viral post is a recycled tale. It replicates an old story about child abduction in theme parks and malls.
There is only an estimated 206,132 to 209,483 US tons of gold mined worldwide throughout history
No, this is not a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte urging voters to reject an opposition candidate
There are no records that show proof of a pre-colonial Filipino royal family that ruled over a kingdom called Maharlika, which was made up of the Philippines, Brunei, South Borneo, Hawaii, the Spratly Islands, and Sabah
A photo of Pope Francis meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is manipulated
The Tsek.ph collaborative project will verify claims in the lead-up to the 2019 midterm elections, and rate them based on the degree of accuracy or completeness
Cleaning the bay requires years of interconnected solutions to a huge, complex environmental-metropolitan problem besides simple picking up of trash
This is an old photo of runners, called Eco Warriors, participating in the National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012
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(UPDATED) 'There is no record of her graduation from UPD (University of the Philippines Diliman) nor any honors or academic distinctions received with the University Registrar's office,' says UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa
President Duterte's visit in 2018 coincides only with India's celebration of its Republic Day, an annual event in honor of the country’s constitution