CLAIM: The UniTeam rally in Tacloban City drew a crowd of 300,000.

Internet personality and Marcos supporter Jam Magno, who was permanently suspended on Twitter back in January, said in a tweet that the UniTeam’s Tacloban Rally had 300,000 attendees.

This claim is FALSE.

In three separate reports from Rappler, Philippine News Agency, and Manila Bulletin, local organizers said that a crowd of more than 150,000 was in the rally, while the Tacloban police office recorded an estimated attendance of 120,000.

This was more or less half of what Magno claimed.

Using the crowd estimating website Mapchecking.com, we found that the entire oval of the Leyte Sports Development Center could only accommodate an estimated capacity of 78,550 people, at five people per square meter.

This was much lower than the estimates of the local organizers and Tacloban police. 

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