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Busted: Renato Reyes’ son crashed P1.9 million sports car in Pampanga? It’s not true at all!



Activist leader Renato Reyes denounced the fake story that has been circulating online about how his son allegedly crashed a sports car worth P1.9 million in Pampanga.

The fake story claimed that his son crashed a sports car and it got shared thousands of times. It was published by, a blog that tried to imitate TV5, and another blog called

According to the story, Reyes’ 23-year-old son got injured after crashing his Toyota GT86 at NLEX while speeding at 128km/hr on his way to the Porac exit. He allegedly had a 16-year-old female companion with him. The story also detailed how the NLEX patrol record showed that the younger Reyes’ car was flagged for “overspending,” which was probably intended to spell “overspeeding,” before the accident.

The problem is that the story made up that description of Reyes’ son, who is actually just a child and who, of course, cannot drive.


“Regarding the #FakeNews that my son crashed an expensive sports car: my son is 9 years old. Hindi pa siya nakakapag-drive. Wala din kaming sports car. Kung may mahanap ka, iyo na. Ang pag-usapan natin ay yung higher taxes, Martial Law at term extension, not #FakeNews,” Reyes said.

He further said that his young son only got to play with Tomica and Matchbox and even showed a toy car.

Reyes also pointed out how the photo used in the fake story was lifted from a Top Gear article that was published in 2014.

“And no, my son’s name is NOT “Renato Reyes III”. He’s just 9, can’t drive and was not involved in any vehicular accident. Some Duterte and Marcos groups are behind the #FakeNews that even used an old 2014 pic from Top Gear,” Reyes wrote.

He also warned readers to be cautious about the fact that fake news sites even try to imitate the URL of legitimate news sites.

“Ang mga promotor ng #FakeNews ay gumagamit din ng mga URL na akala mo mula sa legit news sites. Pero pag binasa mo story, basura. Pero may iba naman na napapaniwala pag nakita sa URL na may TV5 o GMA, CNN, kahit di totoo,” he added.

And it is true that some fake news site do try to mimic the URLs of mainstream media as they try to use domain names such as,,, and more.

We noticed how the fake story provided a link to its “source,” which was named to be, but we were directed to a website called

As we checked’s contents, it is obviously a fake news site. It contains fake stories about pro-Duterte blogger Sass Sasot protesting Pinoy Ako Blog blogger’s award as “Filipino of the Year,” PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, and actor Mark Anthony Fernandez impregnating two lady cops while he was incarcerated, among other stories.

In another tweet, Reyes slammed how the website claimed that it is a “satire and humor blog.”

“Putting “satire” and “humor” on a site doesn’t excuse it from spreading #FakeNews. Not when there is nothing satirical or humorous about their article. Not when there is clear intent to deceive the public,” he tweeted.

Reyes has been featured in several fake and satirical stories, including how he was hospitalized in Bacolod after being hit by empty soda bottles during a protest, how he offered to stop protesting if President Rodrigo Dutete will give him an executive post, how he was arrested playing illegal video karera, how Bayan and LP abandoned stranded September 21 protesters hailing from Visayas and Mindanao in Batangas and Manila ports, and more.


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Busted: Aquino nagalit dahil papalitan ang NAIA ng ‘Manila International Airport’? Misleading headline alert!



A headline claimed that former President Benigno Aquino III got angry over the move to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) into Manila International Airport.

The story bearing such headline was carried by and was shared by the Facebook page “Duterte Worldwide Supporters.” As of writing, the post has gotten over 1,000 shares.

Some netizens who commented on the post slammed Aquino over his alleged angry reaction to replacing the airport’s name.

However, the headline is misleading. If you click on the link, you will find a 3-minute YouTube video about a PTV News report on how lawyer Larry Gadon filed a petition before Congress to have NAIA’s name replaced.

This report was also picked up by GMA News, which tweeted about it in January 18, 2017.

It was also reported by the Philippine News Agency and published by the Philippine Canadian Inquirer on January 18, 2017.


“May petisyon kami na ginagawa, marami nang nakapirma. May mga nakausap na rin kaming congressmen na tutulong to change the name of NAIA back to MIA,” Gadon said of the petition.

He added that renaming NAIA back to its original name would help “shake off the jinx” that now comes with its reputation for being named the worst airport in the world and for being home to laglag-bala schemes.

The airport was renamed as NAIA in 1987 during the administration of the late President Corazon Aquino, whose husband, Ninoy, was shot to death at the tarmac when he descended from his plane upon arrival from the US.

Unlike what the headline claimed, no video, audio or article showed that the other Aquino president and Ninoy’s son reacted angrily to having his dad’s name stripped off the airport’s name. The headline is completely irrelevant to the article’s content, which meant that it was made just to get a rise out of the misled netizens.

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Busted: Unpaid EDSA protesters mobbed LP headquarters in QC? Fake news alert!



After the opposition staged a rally on February 25 for the celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution, over 400 unpaid protesters allegedly mobbed the headquarters of the Liberal Party to demand payment for their participation in the protest, according to a certain blogspot.

This was how framed the story and even cited a certain Police Senior Inspector Napoleon Caguitla who noticed the crowd in front of the LP office at the Balay Expo Centro Building, EDSA corner McArthur Avenue, Araneta Center.

Caguitla was quoted saying, “Pinuntahan natin kung tungkol saan ang komusyon dahil wala namang naireport sa atin na may gagawing rally rito, at yun nga, napag-alaman natin na ang iilan pala sa mga kababayan natin dito ay nagtitipon para hingin diumano ang bayad sa kanilang pagrally noong sabado.”

A rally organizer allegedly said that a high-ranking LP member promised to pay them P1,000 but instead, paid only P150 and a burger.

Another protester said he and his family members are entitled to receiving P5,000 because they still came from Tarlac. He was quoted saying, “Nakitulog lang po kami sa terminal ng bus. Hindi kami makaalis dahil ni pamasahe wala kami. Wala nang umasikaso sa amin pagkatapos ng rally. Sana man lang bigyan nila kami kahit pamasahe at pambili ng bigas.”

However, (The Philippine Pride) is the same fake news site that carried made-up stories about actor Mark Anthony Fernandez getting two lady cops pregnant while he was in prison, the late Playboy founder donating $5 million to Duterte’s war on drugs, bishops telling President Duterte to leave the New People’s Army alone, the CHR calling the military’s surprise attack against the NPA a human rights violation, Robredo’s P6 million vacation house in Albay getting destroyed during Mayon Volcano’s eruption, and more.


In fact, is included in MemeBuster’s list of fake news sites to avoid this 2018.

A crowd of 400 people would have surely gotten other people’s attention, including that of cop Caguitla in the story. However, we could not find the cop’s quoted statement in other sources aside from that found on

Even the photo used was one taken from the NBC News article, ‘Obama Not Welcome’: Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit,” that was published on April 23, 2014.

There were also other fake stories before on how the LP paid protesters from Visayas and Mindanao for the September 21 rally, with one even claiming that the opposition rented Superferry ships to bring the protesters to Manila.

Despite the dubious nature of the story and its source, some Facebook pages and individual users still shared, further causing the misinformation to spread.

The Duterte-supportive page “Showbiz Government” shared it and its post got over 5,000 shares.

A Facebook user’s post also got almost 1,500 shares.

The misinformation worked, based on these comments.

But you can do something to stop spreading misinformation. If you see another story from the, you might want to think twice before taking it seriously and sharing it online. It would also help if you arm yourself with the easy tips on how to spot fake news.


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Busted: Agot Isidro did not say ‘habang tumatagal sa pwesto si Duterte, pabulok nang pabulok ang MRT’



Actress Agot Isidro found herself yet again as the subject of a fake story claiming that she slammed the MRT woes for getting worse and worse as President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency moves forward.

But the vocal Duterte critic told the fake news makers to “stop putting words in my mouth.”

The article bearing the title “Habang Tumatagal sa Pwesto si Duterte, Pabulok Nang Pabulok Ang MRT – Agot Isidro” was posted by the website on February 26, 2018.


Isidro was said to have blasted Duterte for failing to solve the MRT problem within the promised six-month deadline, according to the article. She was quoted saying: “Yong six monthns nga na pangako niya sa drugs hindi nya nagawa e, eto pa kayang MRT na wala syang sinabi. Alam naman natin puro bunganga lang itong ating kasalukuyang gobyerno. Puro dada, puro kabastusan at insulto ang lumalabas sa mabahong bunganga pero wala namang nagawa (sic).”

She was also alleged to have joked, “habang tumatagal sa pwesto itong si Duterte, sa palala itong MRT. O di ba rhyme, parang childrens’ poen lang (sic).”

In her tweet on February 28, Isidro simply said, “I did not say this. #FakeNews.”

The fake post, though, has already been shared online, with it gaining 1,700 comments and 88 shares when shared to Facebook group “Marcos Loyalist and the page “Du30 Solid Supporters.”

This is not the first fake news about Isidro since she called Duterte a “psychopath.”

There were fake stories about her dating drug lords, the police finding P680 million in her house during a raid, and her being forced to check out of her Boracay hotel.


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