Misleading

Footage of a woman distributing a fortified bread brand in the Philippines has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on TikTok and Facebook alongside a claim it shows a Marcos-era product that made a “comeback” following Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s presidential victory. This is misleading: the video shows a bread product that was launched for a pandemic program in November 2020 — more than one year before Marcos Jr won the vote.

The 20-second video was shared here on Facebook on May 17.

The post’s Tagalog-language caption translates to English as: “Nutribun is making a comeback because Marcos has made a comeback”.

The clip shows a woman handing a product called “Enhanced Nutribun” to a group of children.

Nutribun is a bread product fortified with vitamins and minerals that has historically been used in Philippine government health programs.

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