Marcos Jr’s ‘biggest electoral mandate’ statement needs context
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. claimed to have the biggest electoral mandate in Philippine history. While Marcos Jr. did garner the highest number of votes in Philippine electoral history, his share of the vote is only the country’s third highest margin of victory.
Fake Cayetano Facebook status on P10K ayuda surfaces
Senator-elect Cayetano did not post a FB status saying he promised a P10K financial assistance per family just to make sure he would win the 2022 election and that people should stop bringing this up.
Video falsely claims Marcoses richest family in the world
The Marcoses are not the richest family in the world, contrary to a claim made by a TikTok video that the household has amassed over $1.4 trillion (P88 trillion) in wealth.
No, Gadon did not win Senate seat
Gadon, who ran under the banner of Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, ranked 20th with 9,691,607 votes. It was his third failed senatorial bid in a row after losing the 2016 and 2019 senatorial races.
Marcoses’ plunder and human rights violations already proven
There is well-documented evidence of plunder and human rights violations cases under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., debunking what a pro-Marcos vlogger otherwise claimed.
Totoo o Hindi? Wala nga bang human rights violations noong panahon ni Ferdinand Marcos Sr.?
Ayon sa Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission, mayroong 11,103 biktima ng karahasan ng Martial Law. 2,326 doon ay pinatay o ginawang desaparecido.
Imposter site promoting ‘free housing’ programme misleads online
Irene Dumlao, the OIC of the agency’s social marketing service, told AFP: “DSWD has no free housing program.” Dumlao added the agency has no affiliation with the FB account that shared the false claim.
Twitter account attributes fake quote to Robredo
A Twitter account misrepresenting the non-government organization (NGO) to be established by former Vice President Leni Robredo has attributed to her a fake quote regarding the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
NO BASIS: Ayon daw sa CIA, mas maraming human rights violations noong panahon ni Cory kaysa kay Marcos?
Ayon sa isang netizen, mas maraming atrocities ang isinagawa ng Aquino administration kumpara sa panahon ng batas militar, ayon umano sa declassified CIA documents. Ito ay walang batayan. Ang nilalaman ng naturang document ay komento lamang sa isang New York Times article, hindi opisyal na findings ng CIA. Ayon dito, mahirap kumpirmahin ang eksaktong bilang…
ACCURATE: Exile ng pamilyang Marcos sa Hawaii, na-feature sa isang US game show?
Sa June 21 episode ng ‘Jeopardy!’ na isang tanyag na US game show, isang contestant ang binigyan ng clue na “In 1986, this Philippine president and his pals stuffed $7.7 million into suitcases and fled to Hawaii, where he died 3 years later.” Nakuha ng contestant ang tamang sagot na “Who is Marcos?”
ACCURATE: Proposal ni Robredo kontra oil excise tax noong 2018, binalewala daw ng gov’t officials?
Noong 2021, kumalat ang balita hinggil sa panawagan ni VP Leni Robredo patungkol sa proposal nito sa pagsususpinde ng excise tax Ito ay accurate. Sa isang pahayag, 2018 pa nito nais suspindihin ang oil excise tax kasabay ng pagrereview sa mga dagdag na buwis na ipapataw ng TRAIN Law.
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Bogus vote tallies and candidate disqualifications top election-day disinformation
Spurious last-ditch reports of candidates being disqualified and a buildup of fabricated vote tallies of presidential contenders took hold of social media as voters trooped to precincts on Monday (May 9).
Firehose of disinformation floods run-up to election
Tsek.ph’s second and latest analysis has tracked a high volume of multipronged and multiplatform attacks on selected targets using traditional media and communities of sharers on social media to circulate posts and false narratives.
Disinformation attempts to rehabilitate the Marcoses, disparage EDSA
A heavy dose of conspiracy theory, denial of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship and casting of democracy icon President Corazon Aquino as villain were among the scores of martial law and Edsa-1 related disinformation debunked by Tsek.ph.
Tsek.PH Weekly Update: May 15-21, 2022
With results of the elections still the main focus of disinformation this week (May 15-21), the top two presidential bets, president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo, remained the primary targets or beneficiaries of election-related falsehoods.