A post circulated on Facebook that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of “Kabrigadahan Gensan” (Kabrigadahan) is fake news.

Kabrigadahan is the community engagement program of the Brigada Group of Companies (Brigada), a homegrown conglomerate based in General Santos City with interest in the media industry, pharmaceutical distribution, household products, food supplements and security services, among others.

The fake report showed the byline of Allan Nawal and published by the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA).

Nawal denied he wrote and submitted such a report for PNA.

Brigada News Gensan flagged the fake news, noting that Kabrigadahan continues to operate to help the needy.

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