The Claim: Pulse Asia is owned by a Cojuangco
This post, shared with us through our tipline, claims that Pulse Asia is owned by Teresita Cojuangco, a relative of the Aquinos of Tarlac. (https://www.facebook.com/100073397139592/posts/143067408149830/?d=n)
This is False.
Pulse Asia had previously been accused of manipulating surveys to favor former President Noynoy Aquino (https://www.philstar.com/…/noynoy-kin-allies-behind…).
While it is true that the Cojuangcos were involved with Pulse Asia as Antonio Cojuangco and Rafael Cojuangco Lopa helped establish Pulse Asia in 1999 but they denied having involvement in the surveys themselves and they already have divested their shares in the company, meaning they have no more stake in it (https://docs.google.com/…/0B3b9qPFV1cRDVzYtRWY2…/edit…).
There is no longer a Cojuangco on the current Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, or Officer positions of Pulse Asia (https://www.pulseasia.ph/about-us/).