Old photos of rice priced at the P20-level per kilo in Davao City have resurfaced on Facebook to boost the campaign promise of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

With three weeks before the May 9 elections, the former senator from Ilocos Norte, should he win, had vowed to subsidize the price of rice and bring it down to P20 to P30 per kilo in his first year in office. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1584241/bongbong-marcos-vows-to-bring-down-price-of-rice

The variation of the misleading posts, which were posted in different Facebook pages, claimed that the price of local regular-milled rice in outskirt Calinan District went down to as low as P24 per kilo.

One of the false claims read: “Presyo ng Bigas (price of rice) (in)front of GMALL CALINAN DAVAO CITY near overpass Thanks DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Samasama tayong babangon muli.

“Sama-sama tayong babangon muli” (We shall all rise together) is the campaign slogan of Marcos, Jr., who was proclaimed winner of the May 9 presidential race on Wednesday, 25 May.

MindaNews checked rice stores in front of GMall Calinan on Wednesday, 25 May. The prices of rice range from P33 to P38 per kilo. 

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