Claim: Baste Duterte petitioned to shut down UP
The Facts: A viral Facebook post allegedly from Sebastian “Baste” Zimmerman Duterte, the youngest son of retiring president Rodrigo Duterte, was asking for help in creating a petition to shut down the University of the Philippines System and change it to Bagong Pilipinas University. https://www.facebook.com/bastedu30/posts/551244686569757
This is false since the account that made the post was actually a poser account and was not the real Baste Duterte but a fan page. The page has then changed its name to ‘Baste Duterte FP’.
Why we fact-checked this: With 51 thousand reactions and 12 thousand shares, this post still circulates Facebook even after being claimed as “false” by Facebook and different news outlets.