Multiple social media posts in the Philippines have shared a claim that a professor at the country’s top university was fired for remarks she made in May 2022 about the nation’s president-elect and his running mate. However, the claim is false; the professor told AFP that she is still employed by the university. As of June 29, the lecturer, now on sabbatical, remains a member of the university faculty. The institution said she will return in 2023.

Encinas-Franco said she was not fired from the university. “I am still with UP,” she told AFP on June 28.

As of June 29, the university’s website lists Encinas-Franco as an associate professor and a regular faculty member but states that she is currently on sabbatical.

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