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Yet another post by satirical Facebook (FB) page Cebu Dairy News is being taken as fact by netizens. The circulating graphic claims former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is demanding a recount of donations for victims of Super Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) coursed through the office of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Cebu Dairy News explicitly labels itself as a “Satire Page” and spoofs the Cebu-based digital news portal Cebu Daily News. Its Jan. 2 post used an ABS-CBN News file photo of Marcos and added the text: “Marcos files protest to recount Odette donations given to OVP” — referring to the Office of the Vice President.

Its caption further alleged that Marcos — a presidential aspirant in the May 9 elections like Robredo — filed the recount petition with the Commission on Elections.

There was no such filing, but several netizens believed otherwise and failed to recognize that the post was satire.

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