A day after a grand “Uniteam” rally in Mandaluyong City, a video circulated on Facebook (FB) falsely claiming that Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) had filled with supporters during a motorcade of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The Feb. 14 post by FB page Viral Philippines bore the caption: “Grabe parang langgam pulang pula ang buong EDSA (Wow, like a swarm of ants, the entire EDSA is very red) #BBMSARA2022.”

The clip does show a Bongbong-Sara motorcade, but it was neither recent nor taken at EDSA.

Comparing visible features and landmarks in the video with those seen on Google Maps, VERA Files Fact Check has confirmed that the footage was of Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.

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