After Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado’s erroneous post on May 7 about the alleged death of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, another death hoax has started circulating on Tuesday, May 23.
The title of the story from asianews-tv.com says, “CONFIRMED: Former First Lady Imelda Marcos Dies At 87 From Cardiac Arrest,” and it has been shared thousands of times already.
One post shared to the Facebook page “Alan Peter Cayetano Supporters International” even masqueraded as an article from ABS-CBN.com, but when you click on it, it will lead you to the same site as mentioned above, asianews-tv.com.
Imelda Marcos was said to have collapsed in her residence and rushed to the Manila Medical Centre in Ermita, but died shortly in the hospital.
A certain Dr. Marieta De Luna was quoted saying, “A team of doctors including myself worked tirelessly, we did all we could but couldn’t materialise.”
She added, “The cause of her death is not immediately known as autopsy report is yet to be released.”
The story added that the “best guess” so far is cardiac arrest. It also detailed Imelda’s role in Philippine politics.
However, it all turned out to be a death hoax. There has been no reports about the former First Lady’s demise.
Meme Buster went over the other articles published by asianews-tv.com and found out that it has published several fake stories before.
We busted that false story about actress Agot Isidro dating drug lords.
The website also published fake stories about impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye committing suicide, Senator Manny Pacquiao resigning from the senate,
So, asianews-tv.com cannot be trusted as a source of news reports as it mixes the publication of both genuine and fake stories. The fact that there are no credible reports about the death of former First Lady Marcos meant that it’s another death hoax.
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