The Facts: A newspaper report headlined that “Marcos camp claims taking early lead after unofficial exit polls in HK voting”

The Manila Bulletin said that the Marcos camp was the source of these “unofficial tallies.” (https://mb.com.ph/…/marcos-camp-claims-victory-abroad…/)

These were supposedly culled by Bryan Calagui from Hongkong and Annaliza Segura from Qatar.

Calagui posted in his Facebook post an image of a tally supposedly of an exit poll made by his team.

He captioned it “AS OF TODAY EXIT POLL HERE AT HONGKONG. 85% Vote BBM-SARA.” It was posted on April 10. (https://www.facebook.com/bryancalaguiofficial/posts/354189843421337)

The survey does not clearly identify the number of respondents which makes it unreliable.

Furthermore, the said post does not follow election guidelines. According to Section 5 of R.A 9006 or the “Fair Election Act”, exit polls may only be announced after the closing of the polls on election day, which would be on May 9. (https://lawphil.net/stat…/repacts/ra2001/ra_9006_2001.html)

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