Misleading

Two Facebook (FB) users published a misleading graphic showing different infrastructure projects that supposedly serve as the “legacy” of previous administrations.

The posts dated Feb. 9 and 19 showed three bridges. It credited the following to two “corrupt” presidents:

  • the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) under the incumbent Rodrigo Duterte
  • the San Juanico Bridge under the late ousted Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

It then attributed to a “not corrupt” president, the late Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, a wooden bridge in Zamboanga City that caved in.

It is a fact that the San Juanico Bridge, which connects Samar and Leyte, was built during Marcos’ term.

And it is also true that the collapsed wooden footbridge was part of the Aquino administration’s Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction Program, according to a 2018 FB post of Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco.

However, the CCLEX is a project that commenced not under Duterte but Aquino, who was president from June 2010 to June 2016.

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