On May 10, a Facebook (FB) page posted old photos of a lighted Kuwait Tower to claim that Kuwait celebrated the victory of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential running mate Sara Duterte-Carpio. 

Those 2016 photos of the Kuwait Tower lit red and green, and fighter jets with plumes of red, green, and white that flew in the sky commemorated UAE National Day and not to celebrate the victory of Marcos and Duterte-Carpio, as the caption of the erroneous post suggested. 

Reverse image search shows that the photo of the towers was originally uploaded to Twitter on Dec. 2, 2016, during the 45th anniversary of United Arab Emirates (UAE) National day. 

The tower lights also flashed images of the UAE’s national flag, and had nothing to do with the political campaign in the Philippines.

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