This post, shared with us through our tipline, says that VP Robredo’s picture with the Philippine Seal of the President is an illegal act, and derides Robredo as someone who should know better as she is a lawyer.

This is Partly False.

The executive order in question, EO no. 141, Series of 1999, prohibits the use of the Seal in commercial products such as stickers, stamps, business cards, passes, car plates, clothing, tokens, souvenirs and stationeries (https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/…/executive-order…/).

It also prohibits “unauthorized manufacture, sale and distribution” of the seal, as well as forgeries or fraudulent alterations of the seal.

Robredo’s picture does not fall among the prohibitions on use of the seal.

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It is published by a partnership of like-minded individuals who formed the Baguio Chronicle Media Inc. It has its own printing plant and image-setting equipment.