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31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: Marcos Sr. topped the Bar with 98% score, and is the highest-ever scorer #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T14:49:14+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: Marcos Sr. topped the Bar with 98% score, and is the highest-ever scorer #FactsFirstPH

Claim: Marcos Sr. topped the Bar with 98% score, and is the highest-ever scorer Rating: FALSE Multiple posts are reviving the previously-debunked claim that Marcos Sr., the late dictator, scored 98 percent in the 1939 Philippine Bar exams. This remains false, even if multiple Facebook posts continue to claim it [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: Nuclear energy, the preferred energy choice of Uniteam, will help bring down energy costs in the country #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T14:09:34+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: Nuclear energy, the preferred energy choice of Uniteam, will help bring down energy costs in the country #FactsFirstPH

Claim: Nuclear energy, the preferred energy choice of Uniteam, will help bring down energy costs in the country. Rating: FALSE One of Uniteam’s campaign promises is to bring back nuclear energy into the country’s energy mix. Actually, it should be “to introduce” because President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s project, the Bataan [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: The Marcoses were not aware they were going to Hawaii #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T13:02:39+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: The Marcoses were not aware they were going to Hawaii #FactsFirstPH

Claim: The Marcoses were not aware they were going to Hawaii Rating: TRUE On Feb. 25, 1986, the Marcoses fled the country as their 20-year regime ended during the People Power Revolution. In an interview with Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s chief guard Irwin Ver, he revealed that the president initially issued [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: The Marcoses’ wealth came from treasure hunt loot #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T11:26:43+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: The Marcoses’ wealth came from treasure hunt loot #FactsFirstPH

Claim: The Marcoses' wealth came from treasure hunt loot Rating: FALSE This claim, shared with us, claims that the late Marcos Sr. and the Marcos family's wealth were from the recovery of billions worth of gold bars from American treasure hunter Robert Lewis (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=637129524440182&set=a.547798556706613). This is false. Multiple independent sources [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: DSWD giving away scholarships, free gadgets #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T11:19:38+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: DSWD giving away scholarships, free gadgets #FactsFirstPH

Claim: DSWD giving away scholarships, free gadgets Rating: FALSE This graphic, claiming to be from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), claims that the DSWD is offering scholarships worth P6,500, cellphones, laptops, and monthly cash aid to people who register on the link. This is false. The link, [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: The hike in prices of white onions is political #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T10:34:52+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: The hike in prices of white onions is political #FactsFirstPH

Claim: The hike in prices of white onions is political Rating: FALSE Among other items like salt and sugar, white onions have become dramatically costlier. The rise in prices ranged from P500 to P250 per kilo at the start of August. https://www.facebook.com/rmndykrkalibo1161 https://www.facebook.com/headlineph.com.ph/posts/604319204439378 https://www.facebook.com/globaldailymirror/posts/1240285123414525 According to industry insiders, the supply [...]

31 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: All the “maids” of the Marcoses, as shown in the movie “Maid in Malacañang” are selfless, sacrificing, and devoted servants #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-31T10:31:26+00:00August 31, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: All the “maids” of the Marcoses, as shown in the movie “Maid in Malacañang” are selfless, sacrificing, and devoted servants #FactsFirstPH

Claim: All the “maids” of the Marcoses, as shown in the movie “Maid in Malacañang” are selfless, sacrificing, and devoted servants with some even dying of broken hearts Rating: FALSE Other than the “tragic” Marcos family in their last days at the presidential palace, Maid in Malacañang is, of course, [...]

30 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: Former VP Leni Robredo barged into the DSWD office unannounced and with a photographer #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-30T13:39:35+00:00August 30, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: Former VP Leni Robredo barged into the DSWD office unannounced and with a photographer #FactsFirstPH

Claim: Former VP Leni Robredo barged into the DSWD office unannounced and with a photographer Rating: FALSE The Facts: Troll master Mark Lopez posted about a rumor claiming that former VP and Angat Buhay Chairperson Leni Robredo went to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) office unannounced for [...]

30 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: Hạ An Đường can cure diabetes #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-30T11:13:50+00:00August 30, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: Hạ An Đường can cure diabetes #FactsFirstPH

Claim: Hạ An Đường can cure diabetes Rating: FALSE The Facts: The Facebook page “Ha An Duong - Diabetes” claims that the Vietnamese product Hạ An Đường can cure diabetes. They claim that by taking their product, one can be cured of diabetes without any change to their diet and [...]

30 08, 2022

FACT CHECK: Viral video of students sitting on the classroom floor was fabricated #FactsFirstPH

By |2022-08-30T11:01:05+00:00August 30, 2022|Fact Check|Comments Off on FACT CHECK: Viral video of students sitting on the classroom floor was fabricated #FactsFirstPH

Claim: Viral video of students sitting on the classroom floor was fabricated. Rating: FALSE The Facts: A video tweeted by Jane Bautista, who writes for the Inquirer, shows students from Jose Abad Santos High School in Manila sitting on the floor since the armchairs are not enough for all of [...]

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