FALSE

CLAIM: The late Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, the husband of Vice-President Leni Robredo, was already “dead” before his ill-fated plane crashed off the coast of Masbate in 2012. 

RATING: FALSE

An old social media post by Facebook page Pagadian Zamboanga Del Sur in 2016, has resurfaced claiming that former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was “dead” before his plane crashed in 2012 off the shores of Masbate.

The Facebook page, which claims to give “the latest Events, News, & Information” in Pagadian and ZamboSurians, has 201,090 followers. The false claim has been shared over 23,000 times, with 8,500 comments, and over 14,000 likes.

The post included a picture originally taken by the Malacañang Photo bureau and used in an article by Rappler on August 27, 2012. 

The picture showed Mr. Robredo’s coffin, his wife Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo and others members of the cabinet of President Noynoy Aquino.

There are other fact-check-worthy claims on the post, but most have been debunked and are considered conspiracy theories over the death of Mr. Robredo and the administration of the late President Noynoy Aquino.

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