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Busted: Blog claimed it is ‘confirmed’ that LP, US, CIA will soon assassinate Duterte? Misleading headline again!

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The Liberal Party, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the United States are allegedly going to assassinate President Rodrigo Duterte soon to install Vice President Leni Robredo as the next president, claimed several articles that are being circulated online.

Bearing the title, “CONFIRMED: LP, US and CIA will soon assassinate Duterte to make Robredo the President,” the story was picked up by blogs such as dugongmaharlika.com, pinoybalita.net, and newsmediaph.com.

Based on the number of shares from the Facebook search results, the story has already been shared at least 16,000 times.

The story was also shared by Facebook pages such as “Duterte Phenomenon,” “TULFO News,” “Duterte-Marocs Loyalist,” “Duterte Warriors,” “Dugong Maharlika,” “Kilusang Bagong Lipunan,” and “Rodrigo Duterte Lines,” among others.


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Blog dugongmaharlika.comt cited a video by Duterte supporter Mr. Riyoh as the source of its news. It detailed how Riyoh claimed that the UN and the US created ISIS and how, aside from Senator Bam Aquino, Senator Antonio Trillanes and the Liberal Party are also the ones behind the destabilization plot against the Duterte administration.

“He (Riyoh) says that LP was connived with the US and CIA and the plot to assassinate President Duterte will surely to conduct by the CIA once the Philippines disagree to go to WWIII against China,” dugongmaharlika.com wrote.

The blog added that Riyoh deemed Duterte’s move to befriend Russia and China now that the true color of the US has been revealed. Riyoh reportedly claimed that LP paid the local and international media to launch black propaganda against Duterte and paint an image of him as a “dictator” to allow Robredo to grab the position.

Riyoh was then said to have encouraged Filipinos to be vigilant in watching for Duterte’s ouster in order to protect the country.

We checked out Riyoh’s nine-minute video, where he claimed the following things:

  • The US helped create Al Qaeda, as per former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement
  • Trillanes’ threat to reveal the “truth,” which led to Riyoh concluding that Trillanes and the LP are behind the Maute attack in Marawi City.
  • LP paid rallyists like the UP students, Kadamay, and others go out on the streets to call for the end to martial law in Mindanao
  • LP’s plans to destabilize Duterte’s administration would include paying “criminals” and Magdalo to start committing crimes and put the blame on the military and Duterte, paying the media to report these crimes, letting international and human rights organizations paint Duterte as a human rights abuser, and successfully painting Duterte as a “bad leader.”
  • The US would interfere, fund terrorists to bring the Philippine government down and treat Duterte like Hussein, Gadaffi, because Duterte is not an American puppet.
  • The US simply wants PH as an American military base so they would love Robredo to be their puppet.
  • Duterte was able to predict that ISIS would target the Philippines because he is CIA’s target.
  • Duterte did a good job of befriending China and Russia. Why? Because Duterte is now aware of America’s true colors. He added, “At sigurado akong aware si President Duterte na pinagpaplanuhan siyang ipa-assassinate ng elites at ng Amerika.”
  • Duterte should declare martial law nationwide. Why? Riyoh said, “Declare martial law nationwide at gamitin na rason ito para ipakulong ang mga basurang opposition sa gobyerno. Dahil hangga’t nanjan ang basurang opposition na to sila ang gagawa ng paraan para magkaroon ng kaguluhan sa Pilipinas. Magmula sa pagsasagawa ng mga marahas na mga kilos protesta hanggang sa mga pag atake ng mga terorista dahil ang role ng opposition ay maging basura sa Duterte administration.”

So, dugongmaharlika.com and the other blogs were wrong in claiming that it is indeed CONFIRMED that the LP, CIA, and US will have Duterte assassinated soon. This came from Duterte’s claim that CIA wanted to execute him but the CIA has already denied any plot to have Duterte killed.

Moreover, Riyoh saying that Duterte should declare martial law to get rid of the opposition is like saying that the President should not follow the Constitution. All he did was make claims without even presenting proof that the LP are funding the terrorists and that the US would do the same.

Riyoh has posted some fake stories and false claims before, such as Senator Leila de Lima wanting a social media ban in the Philippines and Hitler did not kill Jews. He does love his fake news and conspiracy theories. He was also once addressed by TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao for leading the call to target Lingao’s Facebook page and bring it down, so calling for a nationwide martial law to put the opposition in prison is not entirely something new for Riyoh, a Duterte fanatic.

Sources: ( sunstar.com.ph , gmanetwork.com )

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Busted: Robredo wants to add years to the K-to-12 program? It’s fake news!

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Vice President Leni Robredo’s office released a statement debunking social media posts claiming that she wants to add a few more years to the K-to-12 program. This came after several posts started circulating about how Robredo allegedly said that she wanted to add a few more years to the K-to-12 program, angering netizens.

A certain tweet on March 1, 2020 showed the vice president’s photo along with these words: “Kulang ang K to 12 education system natin. Kelangan apat na taon sa Junior HS at apat na taon sa Senior HS.”

In January 17, the same image shared to the Facebook page “Raffy Tulfo In Action Supporters” also got shared over 6,000 times and triggered negative comments among the netizens.

Many social media users have lambasted Robredo over the said meme.

The unwarranted bashing and adverse reactions prompted her office to release an official statement debunking this false claim.

“Hindi totoong pinadadagdagan ni VP Leni Robredo ang mga taon sa K-to-12 program,” said the vice president’s office in a statement.

“Suportado ng Bise Presidente kung sakaling magkaroon ng review ng nasabing programa. Binibigyang-diin niya na kailangang siguraduhin na may tamang facilities at equipment ang mga specialized tracks, para mas maging madali ang pagtuturo nito at matiyak ang kahandaang makapagtrabaho ng mga mag-aaral sa kanilang pagtatapos,” it added.

In October 2019, Robredo did say that she was alright with reviewing how the K-to-12 program to determine how it could be further improved.

“Tumutugon rin ang kaniyang Tanggapan, kasama ang #AngatBuhay partners nito, sa pangangailangan ng tamang kagamitan. Nakapagbigay na ng kaukulang tools at equipment sa mga mahihirap na paaralan, gaya sa Mulanay sa Quezon, Panglao sa Bohol, at Sta. Maria sa Romblon,” the statement further said.

This is not the first time Robredo has been a victim of fake news. There were false claims, misleading headlines, and edited images or captions about how former Senator Bongbong Marcos has already won over Robredo, how she met former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, or how her portrait was sold on eBay, something that a popular blogger apologized for.

Sources: ( inquirer.net , news.mb.com.ph )

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Busted: Walang kasalanan ang Tulfo brothers ayon sa imbestigasyon? It’s a misleading headline!

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An article has claimed that an investigation has found the Tulfo brothers to be not guilty. It says, “Lumabas Sa Imbestigasyon Na Walang Kasalanan Ang Tulfo Brothers,” as published by the website phworkit.top.

The story was even shared by Facebook pages “Ferdinand Emmanual Edralin Marcos” and “Rody Duterte MEDIA.”

However, the article merely contained a 10-minute YouTube video, which was a mix several video clips of different reports, some parts of which touched on the issues involving the P60 million tourism ads that aired on the PTV program of Teo’s brothers, the Tulfos.

One of the video clips showed that the CNN Philippines reported on why nepotism is considered corruption and abused of authority in the case of now-resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda and how her husband, Roberto Teo, served as the board member of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). But Roberto was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III and has tendered his resignation from TIEZA effective June 30, 2018.

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Another video clip showing a CNN Philippines report of a Malacañang press briefing, where a reporter asked Presidential Spokesperon Harry Roque if Communications Secretary Martin Andanar would be among those investigated in the controversial placement of P60 million worth of tourism ads on the program of the Tulfos, who are Teo’s brothers, leading people to raise the issue of conflict of interest. As the PCOO chief, he also supervises the state-run PTV-4, where the Tulfos’ programs are a blocktimer.

Asked by yet another reporter what President Rodrigo Duterte’s comment was on the issue with the DOT and the Tulfos, Roque said that he did not know then because he had not talked to the President for a while and the investigation conducted by the Office of the President was ongoing then.

The headline used in the video is misleading. It meant to make people think that the Tulfo brothers have been cleared from the issue involving them with the controversial P60-million tourism ad deal.

However, reports showed that even after Teo resigned from her post on May 7, the Ombudsman will still continue with the probe into the scandal. The body requested from the Commission on Audit (COA) a copy of its DOT report involving the controversial P60-million worth of payments for ads aired on PTV on May 8. The investigation is still ongoing, which meant that they it has not yet cleared the Tulfos.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea is also said to be investigating the scandal to determine the officials at fault at the DOT, People’s Television Network Inc. (PTNI), and the PCOO.

Ramon Tulfo, an Inquirer columnist, came out in the defense of his sister Teo and blamed  his younger brother Ben Tulfo for the controversy.

Party-list group Akbayan, however, said it was not enough for Teo to step down from her post. They wanted her to be prosecuted.

“The simple firing or resignation of corrupt officials will not put a stop to corruption in the government if this is not followed by swift prosecution and conviction,” the group said in a statement.

Akbayan also challenged President Duterte to file cases against Ben and Erwin Tulfo over the controversial ad transaction. Ben owns Bitag Media, which produced the PTV show “Kilos Pronto,” the program where the DOT ads were aired. His brother, Erwin, co-hosts the show with him.

Sources: ( newsinfo.inquirer.ne , thestandard.com.ph , cnnphilippines.com , rappler.com , news.abs-cbn.com , businessmirror.com.ph )

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Busted: Legarda sinumbatan si Robredo na mag-resign bago pa lumabas ang resulta na panalo si Marcos? Misleading headline!

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Senator Loren Legarda allegedly confronted Vice President Leni Robredo and asked her to resign before the results would show former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the winner.

The video was posted by blog dailydu30.info on May 15, 2018. The vice presidential vote recount is still ongoing, so the headline must have been referring to the result of the recount. It also made it seem as though Legarda is telling Robredo that she is certain that Marcos would emerge as the winner in the recount.

The YouTube video is 20-minute long and Legarda’s face was immediately shown at the beginning of the video. However, if you finish watching it, you’d know immediately that the video was not taken recently. In fact, it showed a portion of the budget hearing for 2017 for the Office of the Vice President. Further research showed that the hearing was conducted in front of the Senate panel on August 22, 2017 and it lasted less than an hour before it was approved. Robredo herself attended the budget hearing to present an overview of the OVP’s plans for 2018.

Legarda served as the Senate panel’s chair.

During the hearing, Robredo reported how the OVP spent its funds, mainly for poverty alleviation.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that following the presentation on the fund allocation of the OVP, Legarda asked Robredo to send them a yearlong report on the needs of the sectors and areas that the OVP has reached while promising to help out on fulfilling those needs.

So unlike what the headline claimed, Legarda did not tell Robredo to resign from her VP post to make way for Marcos’ imminent victory. The headline is misleading and is merely playing with people’s emotions and gullibility.

However, Facebook page “Sara Duterte Worldwide Supporters” still shared it without verifying the headline’s claims.

There have been several fake stories involving Marcos and Robredo and the VP vote recount that we have busted. We debunked a misleading headline claiming that Marcos has already won, that Marcos won by 1,786 votes over Robredo, that Robredo would perform her tasks as VP until Marcos takes over, and that Marcos will replace Robredo.

Sources: ( philstar.comnewsinfo.inquirer.net )

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