Why we fact-checked this: SMNI’s Facebook Live on the presidential debate is still up, containing Bongbong Marcos’ remark on the West PH Sea. With its reach and number of followers, other voters might still believe his claim.

The Facts: During the 2016 presidential election, the West Philippine Sea was already a major issue. The majority of the actions taken by the Aquino administration in dealing with China’s territorial claims and activities in the South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea was supported by all candidates (Mar Roxas, Jejomar Binay, Grace Poe, Miriam Santiago, and Rodrigo Duterte).

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