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HOAX: Trillanes arrested on September 4

Sep 05, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The lawmaker is still under the Senate's custody as of posting time

This has been the 5th dubious claim involving the senator Rappler has checked.

This has been the 5th dubious claim involving the senator Rappler has checked.

HOAX: Risa Hontiveros 'quote' on kidnapping

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:57 PM

The photo is fabricated. The original one contains a quote about the passage of the Strengthened Anti-hospital Deposit Law.

HOAX: 'Marijuana Boys tortured then killed'

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The group of boys who went viral for cursing at President Duterte are alive and under the custody of Malabon police. The video in the hoax blog post refers to a Zambales kidnap-murder case in 2016.

Screenshot of an undated August ang.balitangswak.info post claiming the teenagers, who recently went viral because of their 'pot session' video, were tortured then killed.

Screenshot of an undated August ang.balitangswak.info post claiming the teenagers, who recently went viral because of their 'pot session' video, were tortured then killed.

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: ‘Ninoy Aquino died a Malaysian citizen’

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ninoy did have two passports, a real and a fake one, when he returned to the Philippines in 1983. Based on several accounts of his final days, there was no Malaysian passport.

HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos

HOAX: Duterte is 'first Philippine president to import galunggong'

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines has been importing galunggong or round scad at least since 2001, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority

HOAX: Fiscal in viral road altercation video 'shot dead'

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The embedded video is a May 2017 news report about a different fiscal who was shot dead outside her house in Caloocan City

HOAX: ‘COA flags Chito Gascon’s 3 P6.7-M China trips’

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:13 PM

COA has not flagged such trips and the said auditor does not exist

HOAX: 'Trillanes positive in Sotto’s surprise drug test in Senate'

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The senator tested negative, as shown in his tweet of the test result

HOAX: 'Robredo's legalize shabu article on Rappler'

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Rappler has no such story. Vice President Leni Robredo also did not make any statement calling for the legalization of shabu.

HOAX: Duterte 'fires' hundreds of errant cops

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:04 AM

The cops merely get a scolding from the President

Ian Veneracion laughs off death hoax

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Kaya pala 'di ako pinapansin ng asawa ko,' Ian jokes in an Instagram post

Can spreading gossip or hoaxes online land you in jail?

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:30 AM

It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person

HOAX: ‘Ex-LP congressman buys posh Alabang home post-Yolanda’

Aug 09, 2018 - 7:39 PM

This story is pure fiction. Both the alleged congressman and the lawyer who pointed out the 'issue' do not exist

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Aug 08, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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HOAX: 'Philippine warship' photo in PTV report on kidnapped OFWs in Libya

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) The original photograph is a Chinese frigate ship with the flag of China. PTV's news report changes the flag to that of the Philippines.

HOAX: Jessy Mendiola 'dead' after car crash

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The actress was indeed involved in a road accident in May 2018, but she is alive and well now

Screenshot of a hoax website claiming that actress Jessy Mendiola 'died' in a car crash

HOAX: 'Unpaid SONA protesters' swarm Liberal Party headquarters

Aug 01, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The blog post was published in February 2018, 4 months before the 2018 SONA and the alleged gathering outside the LP headquarters

HOAX: P6,000 'monthly' pension for senior citizens

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The Social Welfare Department has been providing a pension worth P500 a month – not P6,000 a month – to indigent senior citizens for years

Screenshot of a website claiming that senior citizens can avail of a P6,000 pension per month from the government

HOAX: 'Slain Filipino soldiers' photo in military 'cover-up'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It is an April 2010 photo of fallen Indian police officials after being ambushed by local insurgent forces

HOAX: Viral photo of SONA 2018 rally 'supports' Duterte, Marcos

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The photo is of anti-Duterte protesters along Commonwealth Avenue during President Rodrigo Duterte's 2018 SONA

HOAX: Robredo willing to ‘sacrifice’ herself to be president

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The Vice President never said such statement

Screenshot of a presidentdutertenews.com post published in February claiming Vice President Leni Robredo is 'willing' to 'kill herself' to replace President Rodrigo Duterte

HOAX: Kris Aquino's son Josh 'dies' of cancer

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Doctors have already given Joshua Aquino a clean bill of health after being confined recently due to an esophagus condition

Screenshot of a website claiming that Josh Aquino, son of actress Kris Aquino, has died

HOAX: Bishops' 'Start the Drug Dealings' banner

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The original photo calls for an end to tyranny

HOAX: Villacorta: ‘PH lost national dignity under Duterte’

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:52 PM

While not a direct quote from the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General, the original statement is, in fact, praise for the President

HOAX: Expanded Maternity Leave Law already signed

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The bill has not been signed as a law yet. It has been only approved by the Senate in their 3rd and final reading, and waiting for its 2nd reading in the House

HOAX: Former chief justice Sereno is disbarred by DOJ

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Sereno is reprimanded following the SC's show cause order related to her ouster, but is not disbarred

HOAX: Kadamay's Arellano asks Duterte to prioritize basic needs over boxing

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:43 PM

There are no official reports of Kadamay Chairperson Gloria 'Ka Bea' Arellano asking President Duterte for free water, food, and electricity

Screenshot of a July 17 Facebook post claiming that Kadamay Chairperson Gloria 'Ka Bea' Arellano asked Duterte to give them free water, electricity and food

HOAX: Alan Peter Cayetano 'resigns' as DFA Secretary

Jul 13, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Foreign Affairs secretary is still part of Duterte's Cabinet

HOAX: Gary Valenciano ‘dead’

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The actor said on July 6 that he is now cleared of cancer

HOAX: Enrile hits Sotto over plan for De Lima release

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:05 PM

On Sonshine Radio DZAR 1026’s talk show on July 6, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his co-anchors do not mention senators Tito Sotto and Leila de Lima

HOAX: ‘CBCP-owned’ stocks

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Stocks owned by two bishops in the 'list' are not necessarily owned by CBCP. The remaining 13 are not bishops but priests and nuns.

Tanauan mayor killed, Bato visit to Guam, Pope kiss hoax | Midday wRap

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

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HOAX: Pope Francis 'kisses' model on the chest

Jul 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

An altered photo posted online shows this supposed kiss – which never happened. One commenter uses the fake photo to justify President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a married overseas Filipino worker in South Korea.

HOAX: Tagle's 'verbal exchange' with Duterte, 'replace the State' quote

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The office of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle confirms the two 'memes' are fake

HOAX: Pope Francis 'defends’ Duterte’s 'God is stupid' remark

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:31 PM

No documents in the Vatican’s website nor news reports support the claim

HOAX: ‘Anti-Tambay’ operations reduced crime incidence nationwide

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:57 PM

The blog post did not present current statistic but rather an opinion video of a politics professor discussing the 'anti-tambay' police operations

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

HOAX: ‘Pope Francis called Duterte a blessing, a good leader’

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The video in the blog post is an April 2 CNN Philippines newscast that reported on Duterte and Pope Francis’ separate Easter Sunday messages. The Pope does not mention Duterte at all in this message.

FACT CHECK: John Lloyd Cruz death hoax

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Suspicious websites have posted this false story

#HoaxMembangun versi netizen: Dari janji palsu hingga ucapan manis

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Pernyataan Kepala BSSN Djoko Setiadi menuai reaksi. Ini #HoaxMembangun versi kamu

Mengenal Djoko Setiadi, Kepala Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Djoko Setiadi langsung melontarkan kalimat kontroversial pada hari pertama kerja. Ia menyebut ada hoax yang ‘positif’ dan ‘membangun’

Mayjen Purn Djoko Setiadi usai dilantik sebagai Kepala BSSN oleh Presiden Jokowi di Istana Negara pada 3 Januari 2018. Foto dari setkab.go.id

Mencari tahu apa itu Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Apa itu BSSN dan apa saja tugas serta fungsinya?

DATA: Penyebab hoax terus berseliweran di dunia maya

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Sebanyak 65 persen pengguna internet di Indonesia mempercayai informasi tanpa menelusuri kebenaran informasi tersebut

Jokowi perintahkan Polri halau informasi fitnah jelang Pilkada

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:01 PM

“Sebab, yang sudah-sudah, semua yang benar menjadi tidak benar. Yang tidak benar menjadi lebih tidak benar lagi," kata Jokowi

PESANTREN. Presiden Joko Widodo memberikan sambutan di Pondok Pesantren Nurul Islam, Kelurahan Antirogo, Sumbersari, Jember, Jawa Timur, Sabtu, 12 Agustus. Foto oleh Agung/ANTARA

Golkar Jabar resmi laporkan surat dukungan hoax ke Polda Jabar

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Beredarnya surat dukungan palsu itu meresahkan para kader dan mengganggu soliditas partai menjelang Pilkada 2018

Anggota Bakumham DPD Partai Golkar Jawa Barat, Hotma Agus Sihombing menunjukkan surat tanda bukti lapor surat dukungan hoax ke Polda Jabar pada Senin, 25 September 2017. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

BNPB: Oknum tertentu sengaja buat informasi hoax mengenai letusan Gunung Agung

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

BNPB belum dapat memastikan kapan Gunung Agung akan meletus

Golkar Jabar: Surat dukungan untuk Ridwan Kamil adalah hoax

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:37 PM

Dedi Mulyadi mengatakan Golkar sepakat mendukung dirinya menjadi calon gubernur atau calon wakil gubernur Jawa Barat

Bupati Purwakarta, Deddi Mulyadi, di SD Cikempung Cimahi, Purwakarta, 18 November 2016. Foto oleh Agung Fatma Putra.

Informasi 'menyerang' anak muda bagaikan virus

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Pakar komunikasi dan media ini membahas kekhawatiran Presiden Jokowi tentang info hoax di media sosial