Facebook fan pages for Duterte and Marcos are sharing articles about how P250-million worth of drug money was found in former President Fidel Ramos’ house.
Based on the captions used by the fan pages, they truly believed in the articles, which were picked up by websites newsmediaph.com and pinoytribune.com. They even encourage their followers to share the article, too.
And the comments on the pages showed how the netizens bought the claims of the articles.
We checked the sources of the articles.
Pinoytribune pointed to newsmediaph as its source. When we checked newsmediaph’s source, we found a familiar site, a fake news site with articles that we’ve busted before – philstar.i-telecast.com.
According to the article, the police acted on a tip from a concerned citizen and they made sure to do the raid when the funds are there. The cops reportedly told the media to keep the whistleblower’s identity a secret. The P250 million was seized when Ramos was not home, so he was merely invited to the police station. The article even promised updates to the story.
However, this is definitely a lie and this is not the first fake news that the site has made up. The site also posted fake news about the new Thai king calling President Duterte ‘my father,’ Senator Leila De Lima’s sister being arrested in China for drug trafficking and that same sister being sentenced to death.
This is also not the first fake news about Ramos, something that intensified after he voiced out some of his misgivings about the Duterte administration despite being the one who convinced Duterte to run for president. There were also fake stories about him testing positive for drugs and US President-elect Donald Trump saying that Ramos will be the first person to be killed.
The story about the police finding the P250-million drug money in Ramos’ house is fake! It’s all made up by an equally fake news site. You can even Google this claim and find that the fake news site’s article is one of the top search engine results, if not the first result, to pop up.
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