A video with hundreds of thousands of views is circulating in the Philippines alongside the claim it shows communist rebels surrendering to the government of incoming leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who won the presidential election in May. In fact, the footage shows a scene from a Filipino film released in 1986 about the country’s communist insurgency.

The video, which shows people lining up to lay down their guns while surrounded by men in uniform, was shared on Facebook on June 6.

The Tagalog-language post reads: “New People’s Army surrenders / hope all surrender to the government and leave the mountains”.

However, multiple keyword searches on Google did not find any recent reports about communist rebels surrendering to Marcos Jr — whose term starts on June 30.

In fact, the video featured in the posts was taken from Filipino “Gabi Na, Kumander (It Is Night, Commander)”, released in 1986.

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