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A video falsely claimed President Rodrigo Duterte and Solicitor General Jose Calida want a “license” of Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez revoked after the polling commission inked a fact-checking partnership with news website Rappler.

YouTube channel IDØL CÀLØY published the untrue video on March 4 with the clickbait headline: “JAMES JIMENEZ TATANGGALAN NG LISENSYA NI PRRD AT SOLGEN CALIDA DAHIL SA ELlGAL (sic) NA UGNAYAN SA RAPPLER.”

(Translation: James Jimenez will be stripped of license by PRRD and SolGen Calida due to illegal agreement with Rappler)

Neither Duterte nor Calida ever made a pronouncement to take away any license of Jimenez’s.

The YouTube video did not even identify the supposed license for revocation. The claim made in the clip’s headline was also not mentioned in its content, which only featured a vlogger reading and agreeing with an opinion piece by Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao, who called the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Comelec and Rappler “atrocious and illegal.”

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