Facebook (FB) netizens and pages revived two three-year-old photos of rice sold at a Davao City mall to claim that the staple was now selling in the P20 per kilo range, as President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. promised.
The claim is misleading. The original photos, posted by a Facebook user on Dec. 12, 2019, bore the caption: “Presyo ng Bigas (Price of rice in) front of GMALL (Gaisano Mall,) CALINAN DAVAO CITY near [the] overpass | Thanks DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.”
Current rice prices in that particular location range from P33 to P38 per kilo as of May 25, according to a fact check article written by community paper and Tsek.ph partner MindaNews.
Read the full story on VERA Files Fact Check.