Hontiveros remains a member of the 19th Congress. The misleading video showed clips of Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa expressing his dismay over a resolution filed by Hontiveros
The quote card is fake, as confirmed by the BARMM Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG). “For the record, neither this Ministry nor any Bangsamoro Government official ever said these heinous things about our Christian brothers and sisters,” MILG said in a post on Sunday, December 3.
A Chinese vessel was spotted shadowing the recent joint air and sea patrols of the Philippines and the US in the South China Sea, but neither the Philippines nor the US attacked any Chinese ships. The Philippines’ Navy and Department of National Defense, as well as the US Department of Defense, have not reported any such incident either. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said the Chinese ship was shadowing the joint forces during the November 23 patrol, but said there were “no aggressive actions by China.”
In a public advisory released on November 23, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) debunked the post and warned the public against fake online accounts claiming to sell luggage lost in NAIA. “The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the airline operators have clear and established protocols in safekeeping and disposal of lost or left behind items. Selling these items online is certainly not one of them,” the airport authority said.
On November 23, MAGELCO posted on its official Facebook page refuting the “false and misleading information” coming from the fake account. “This account is using MAGELCO’s name, logo, and photos. It is also posting false and misleading information about our services, rates, and policies. We strongly advise our member consumers to avoid and report this account as soon as possible,” the post read.
Scientists have developed predictive models and rely on continuous monitoring of solar activity to forecast solar storms, but not yet to the degree of exact accuracy. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Space Weather Prediction Center forecast on November 24, no geomagnetic or solar radiation storms are expected.
China has not said it is ceding its claim over the West Philippine Sea. Talks on ways to ease maritime tensions between the Philippines and China are ongoing.
The post implies that the former senator spent the amount herself, but the Commission on Audit (COA) document it cited shows itemized expenses from De Lima’s office, which remained operational even while the senator was imprisoned.
The supposed registration link is fake. It directs to a blog website and not to the official website of CHED or UniFAST. In a public advisory released on November 17, CHED-UniFAST denied any affiliation with the “CHED Scholarship” Facebook page. “Any views, opinions, or information shared on the ‘CHED Scholarship page’ and the use of trademarks or logos are solely those of the page owner or administrator, so it does not imply endorsement or affiliation with CHED-UniFAST,” the advisory reads. CHED also urged the public to verify links shared by any individuals or groups promoting the application for the education subsidy.
The supposed last will and testament contains dubious details that point to its inauthenticity. There are no credible sources verifying that the document shown in the video is Marcos’ last will.
No official statement has been made by the Miss Universe Organization regarding the supposed re-announcement. It is also highly unlikely that the post came from the official pageant organizers as the post used the hashtag #DeePaTapos, which has been trending on social media and used by fans of the Philippines’ bet Michelle Dee on X (formerly Twitter).
The viral video was taken during World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, and is not footage from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas. The original video was posted by @iamsolocatecumenos on Instagram on August 6, 2023.
The supposed survey link is fake and did not come from the DSWD. The agency’s official website is www.dswd.gov.ph. AICS is a social welfare service that provides individuals and families in need with medical aid, burial support, transportation assistance, and educational support, among others. To apply for cash assistance and other types of aid, individuals must submit the required documents to the nearest DSWD office. The AICS website does not provide any link to an online form to apply for assistance.
There are no official reports disclosing the identity of the person behind the alleged information breach. The Senate ethics committee is set to investigate the incident.
Sison, who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines, died in 2022. The title and thumbnail of the misleading video were merely clickbait.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), in coordination with the Department of Energy and the National Electrification Administration, worked to restore power to the islands of Leyte and Samar following the typhoon’s onslaught. No reports indicate that the INEC, which services the whole of Ilocos Norte according to its website, was brought in on behalf of Marcos for power restoration efforts in Leyte.
Arroyo was only stripped of her title as deputy speaker, but she remains Pampanga representative, as seen in the House of Representatives’ list of members of the 19th Congress.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is currently monitoring the LPA located 1,220 kilometers east of northeastern Mindanao. However, the weather bureau said in its 4 am weather forecast on November 16 that the LPA has a low chance of developing into a typhoon within the next 48 hours, much less a super typhoon.
Isang petisyon – hindi kasong legal – ang inihain ng isang grupo ng legal at economic experts sa Korte Suprema. Hiniling ng mga petitioner na ideklara ng Korte Suprema na unconstitutional ang paglipat ng confidential funds mula sa Office of the President tungo sa OVP noong 2022, at nararapat umanong ibalik ang P125-milyong pondo sa national treasury. Walang kasalukuyang kasong legal na nakalatag kay Duterte ukol sa kontrobersiyal na confidential funds.
Neither Swift nor her team have confirmed that the Eras Tour will be coming to the Philippines. No announcements have been made on her Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram pages.
The SSS has yet to release the payout schedule. According to Maria Cecilia Mercado, social security officer at the SSS Media Affairs Department, the claim about the payout schedule of the 13th-month benefits is false. She confirmed through a call with Rappler that the SSS had not made any official announcement regarding the matter. Mercado added that the details about the 13th-month pay and benefits would be released in the last week of November yet.
There are no official reports from the US Department of Defense confirming the claim. The supposed deployment of 180 US nuclear weapons to South Korea is among the recommendations by the US think tank RAND Corporation and South Korea’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies. The institutions’ findings do not represent official decisions from the two countries.
There are no recent news reports about any supposed declarations by the Senate finding Duque and Cusi guilty of the acts mentioned in the Facebook post.
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has junked several ill-gotten wealth cases against the Marcoses, who are still, however, barred from retaking their forfeited assets due to a Sandiganbayan order issued in January 2023. In its 40-page resolution, the Fourth Division of the anti-graft court ruled that the Marcoses cannot retake control of the properties already declared part of their ill-gotten wealth, including companies and land holdings. The court junked for lack of merit the Omnibus Motions filed by the former first lady and her daughter Irene seeking the return of properties sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).
The Philippines has not sent helicopters to Israel. There are no official announcements or statements from the Department of National Defense nor the embassy of Israel in the Philippines. The video, which supposedly shows clips of Philippine helicopters that have arrived in Israel, uses clips from a YouTube video entitled, “American helicopters at Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany, Oct. 24, 2019”. The original video was posted on November 7, 2019, four years before the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. (TIMELINE: Conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza)
Senator Robinhood Padilla remains a member of the 19th Congress. The video falsely implies that he was kicked out for allegedly leaking sensitive information from a closed-door session
Medical content creator Dr. Alvin Francisco calls 'fake news' an article on healthnation-asia.com, which mimics the CNN Philippines website and uses his name and photo
In a message to Rappler, Financial Times journalist Eli Meixler denies writing the report falsely attributed to him in a YouTube video
A Facebook video misrepresented a February 2023 game simulation video as footage of the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and the Palestinian militant group Hamas
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it doesn’t have a program distributing Christmas gift packages for people providing their personal information through a fake link
The supposed letter contains dubious details that point to its inauthenticity. It was supposedly handwritten by Marcos in Honolulu and tells a certain “Wonder Boy” to keep up the “noble fight for true freedom.” No credible sources support the existence of such a letter. The video also does not provide proof to support its claim.
The Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino program does not provide free housing for Filipinos. There is also no online registration for this program.
Power Mac Center, an authorized reseller of Apple products, warned the public about fake Facebook pages promoting a supposed sale of a non-Apple smartwatch in their stores
There is no legal basis to sue Senator Risa Hontiveros over PhilHealth’s unauthorized bonuses. Auditors did not name the senator among those involved in the 2014 scandal.
The health department said in an advisory released on Thursday, October 5, 2023,l that none of its hospitals were currently under lockdown. They all remained fully operational. The DOH urged the public to be careful when sharing information, and to rely solely on official DOH channels for health news and updates.
There are no reports confirming the supposed incident. The misleading video was uploaded amid China’s recent claims of driving away a Philippine ship from Scarborough Shoal.
The SPYDER Philippines Air Defense System from Israel was already delivered to the Philippines. The SPYDER, which stands for Surface-to-Air Python and Derby mobile air-defense missiles, was accepted by the Philippine Air Force on November 8, 2022, at the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, Pampanga. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was present during the turnover.
The video does not show a pro-Israel rally. It was originally taken on September 11, 2023, in Poland, around a month before the current war between Hamas and Israel. The original source of the video was TikTok user Heres Wyrwani z niewoli.
Walang programa ang DSWD na namimigay ng P7,000 ayuda sa mahihirap, at peke ang registration link sa mga kumakalat na post
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provides P5,000 cash allowance to all registered voters.
Presently, there is no way for scientists to accurately predict when and where earthquakes will occur, and how strong they will be. Rappler has fact-checked multiple predictions of imminent natural disasters. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has stated in the past that pinpoint prediction is impossible: “At present, no one has the capacity to determine when an earthquake will strike, at what precise magnitude, and where the strong one will hit.”
A video falsely portrays a 2016 rescue operation in Syria as recent footage of the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and the Palestinian militant group Hamas
The clip on X is a deepfake, which uses AI tools to create realistic-looking fake videos by manipulating audio or video. It is an altered version of Hadid’s speech at the 2016 Global Lyme Alliance. Comparing the altered clip with the original video, the deepfake shows unnatural head movements and instances of Hadid’s mouth not synced with the audio.
Iran has completed 80% of its development of five nuclear weapons.
A video of a party taken last September in Quezon City was misrepresented as having taken place at the First Family’s official residence
Weather bureau PAGASA’s latest bulletin on Tuesday, October 24, says only the northeast monsoon and the shear line are affecting Luzon
Beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program are selected through the Listahanan, the standardized survey that identifies poor households in the country
The photo showing Messi holding the national flag of Israel was digitally altered. This image does not appear anywhere on Messi’s official and verified Instagram account. In the original photo, Messi was holding a placard with text that reads: “ICONS.COM SIGNED BY THE WORLD’S BEST.”
According to the latest public weather forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued at 4 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, no tropical cyclone will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this week. PAGASA’s weather forecast also said that the easterlies, warm winds from the Pacific Ocean, causes rainshowers in different parts of southern Luzon, eastern Visayas, and northern Mindanao.
While NATO has pledged to support Israel, it has not made any statements about pre-emptively attacking Syria and Iran, which are both enemies of Israel.
There are no reports from reputable sources and news organizations confirming Sotto’s supposed contract signing with the Lakers, even on his official and verified Instagram account. Neither has there been an announcement from Sotto’s agency, Wasserman. Its most recent post related to Sotto was on July 13, 2022, when the sports agency posted a photo on its official and verified Instagram account welcoming Sotto to #TeamWass. The LA-based Wasserman also handles NBA stars like Klay Thompson and Russell Westbrook.
The DSWD does not run a scholarship program, and the page that posted the claim is not affiliated with the social welfare department. In a video posted on the official and verified DSWD Facebook page on October 28, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Romel M. Lopez clarified: “Wala pong kahit anong scholarship program ang inyo pong DSWD. Ang meron lang po tayo ay educational assistance under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations.”
The video did not provide any evidence supporting the claim. It only presented commentary from SMNI broadcaster Mike Abe explaining why Padilla should resign from his position. The commentary was originally posted on Abe’s YouTube channel, Mike Abe Opinions, on September 22, 2023.
The author of the post on X, “Anima Cristi Fermin,” is a satirical page adopting the persona of Filipino talk show host Cristy Fermin. While the author clarified that the post was satire, several replies in the X thread show that some users believed the claim to be true.
Parts of the video shows a clip from the open-world tactical shooter simulation game Arma 3, developed and published by game studio Bohemia Interactive. Pavel Křižka, Bohemia Interactive’s public relations manager, told Rappler that the domes shown at the video’s 6:37 and 7:58 timestamps are from the game.
China has not intervened in the ongoing conflict as it seeks to present itself as a neutral mediator. However, Beijing has said it would support efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict and pushed for a “two-state solution.”
The supposed order stems from the broadcaster’s comments about the October 5 traffic disruption in Quezon City allegedly involving Vice President Sara Duterte
The ICC has not issued any statements confirming that it summoned Duterte over the drug war investigations
Kinukuwestiyon si Duterte hindi bilang personal na atake sa kanya, kundi dahil sa kawalan ng line item para sa confidential fund sa 2022 budget ng OVP, na inihanda ng hinalinhan ni Duterte na si Leni Robredo. Binatikos din si Duterte nang malamang nagamit ang P125 million na pondo sa loob lamang ng 11 araw. Hindi isang demolition job ang pagsisiyasat sa paglalaanan ng pera ng bayan. Bahagi ng proseso ng pag-apruba ng taunang national budget ang pag-kuwestiyon sa hinihinging pondo ng bawat kagawaran ng gobyerno.
Padilla is still a sitting senator, as seen in the Senate website’s roster of members of the 19th Congress
Neither the Department of National Defense nor the Philippine Navy has issued any official announcement that the Philippines already acquired a nuclear-powered vessel ready to be deployed in the West Philippine Sea. A reverse video search showed that the ships in the misleading video are from the United States, not the Philippines.
The municipality of Lila in Bohol says that it does not impose a camera tax. “They have no right to impose fees (camera tax) and other charges because these are not covered by our revenue code,” Lila Mayor Arturo Piollo said in a statement released on Tuesday, October 3. Piollo also labeled the circulating diving rates as “fake news” and “illegal” as the town has not allowed diving tour services since it is not done with preparations to ensure the safety of tourists. “They have not been granted permission to operate in the name of the Municipality of Lila, especially in requesting payments without the support of an ordinance or business permit under the law,” Piollo said. The municipal government, however, said it had granted permission for establishments to rent out diving gear and equipment to divers who could
Contrary to the claim, there were reports of riots, illegal drug trades, circulation of contraband, and prison mismanagement when Bantag served as BuCor director. His term ran from September 2019 to October 2022, when he was suspended and later replaced by Gregorio Catapang Jr.
A Google reverse image search showed that the man shown in the misleading ad is a Japanese World War II prisoner of war named Akiyoshi Chikada. The original photo was posted in a story published by Japanese newspaper The Mainichi on May 18, 2022.
The false claim stems from the talk show host’s quips on confidential funds, which were interpreted as a reference to the controversies surrounding Vice President Sara Duterte
There is no formal complaint filed in Congress that would initiate impeachment proceedings against Sara Duterte
The supposed advisory came from a fake page not affiliated with the municipal government. The official Facebook page of the local government is named “Municipality of Santa Maria,” which has 59,000 followers to date. In a statement, the local government clarified that there is no ordinance prohibiting the use of Toyota Innova automobiles in the municipality. “HINDI PO TOTOO ang nakapost sa naturang page tungkol sa pagbabawal sa mga Toyota Innova units sa Bayan ng Santa Maria. Wala din pong ordinansa na ginawa na kaugnay dito,” the post read.
Discussions are still ongoing for the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) that would allow Japanese troops to conduct joint drills and access military bases in the Philippines. The misleading video implied that the relocation of JSDF troops and the establishment of Japan’s own bases in the Philippines had been confirmed to be part of the proposed agreement. However, there are no official reports or statements from both governments confirming details of the RAA.
Marcos has not confronted China, and in fact said said that Manila was not looking for trouble with Beijing, but would continue to defend its territories to protect its resources and freedom of navigation. It was former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio who suggested that the Philippines could sue China over its destruction of marine ecosystems in the West Philippine Sea. The Philippine government, however, has said it is “seriously studying” bringing China to court over its alleged harvesting and destruction of corals and installation of floating barriers at Scarborugh Shoal.
Under Cardema’s leadership, the commission was flagged by COA for irregular expenditures in 2018, 2021, and 2022, and ordered to refund unauthorized expenses. The NYC chairperson’s false claim has also been fact-checked by VERA Files. The footage of Cardema was from an unscheduled debate with Kabataan Representative Raoul Manuel on October 1, 2022, following Manuel’s proposal to defer deliberations on the NYC’s 2023 budget amid alleged mismanagement and corruption within the commission.
A reverse image search shows that the damaged ship seen in the video was altered footage of the decommissioned USS Crommelin, which was intentionally sunk during the 2016 sink at-sea live-fire training exercises (SINKEX). The guided-missile frigate was hit by live fire on July 19, 2016, as part of the multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) held 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii.
The video falsely claimed that the Philippines ranked higher than China. The 2023 index shows that China is way ahead of the Philippines, ranking 3rd among 145 countries while the Philippines is at 32nd place.
The Navitas Barley Grass Powder ad used a photo taken by the Philippine News Agency on October 11, 2018. The original photo showed Ong, accompanied by his wife, presenting his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2019 midterm elections.
Using Yandex image search, Rappler found that the alleged photo of a destroyed Chinese vessel was an altered photo of two CCG vessels in Natuna Island, Indonesia, taken on January 11, 2020. The photo was first uploaded on the Indonesian journalistic and news photo website Antarafoto on January 12, 2020. Unlike the photo shown in the video, the original photo doesn’t show the CCG 5202 covered in smoke.
The construction of the new Tubbataha Reef ranger station uses compensation money from the US, but only partly. The project is also funded by the Philippine government and private organizations, not the US alone.
The blast shown in the video was not caused by a missile fired by the Chinese Navy. Instead, it was footage of a 2021 “full ship shock trial” conducted by the US Navy in the Atlantic Ocean.
A reverse image search on Google shows that the featured clip was originally uploaded by Taylor Vonfeldt on Storyful. The video was taken last March 29, 2022, when a thunderbolt was seen striking upwards in Wichita, Kansas. This meteorological phenomenon is called an “upward lightning.”
There are no reports of Ruiz trying to leave the Philippines. She and her husband are currently detained in the Senate after being cited in contempt due to inconsistent statements during a Senate panel’s investigation into Vergara’s case.
Contrary to a video’s claim, the cash assistance from the social welfare department would be given only to small rice retailers affected by the recent imposition of rice price ceilings
Hontiveros was not involved in the 2014 Philhealth bonus mess. Rappler and other fact-checking bodies have repeatedly debunked the claim, which resurfaced following the senator’s recent criticism of Vice President Sara Duterte’s controversial use of confidential funds.
Walang $300 duodecillion na halaga ng trust deposits ang nakalagak sa World Bank o IMF. Dati nang pinabulaanan ng Rappler ang mga kaduda-dudang detalye sa ipinakitang sertipiko sa video.
Padilla was not removed from office. He is still a sitting senator, as seen in the Senate website’s roster of members of the 19th Congress. The video did not contain proof Padilla is no longer in office, and there are no official sources corroborating the claim.
The claim was made in a YouTube video posted on September 8 by a channel that has been fact-checked numerous times by Rappler. The video itself has 34,012 views, 2,400 likes, and 231 comments as of writing. There is no evidence of the Marcoses owning a gold bullion account in Australia. Claims of the Marcos family’s wealth and alleged gold ownership have been debunked numerous times. Apart from the supposed certificate, the video does not show any proof to support this claim. Instead, it showed clips from Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to the Philippines to sign the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership with Marcos on September 8.
Using advanced Google Image Search, Rappler found that the misleading video used old footage by the World Wildlife Fund showing an oil spill from the container ship MV Rena, which struck Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand on October 5, 2011. The footage of MV Rena was attached to clips of unrelated B-52 bombers, various other vessels, and firing of missiles to fit the video’s narration.
The death penalty was abolished in the Philippines in 2006, and the Senate’s motu proprio investigation into the Ruiz family’s alleged maltreatment of Vergara is still ongoing. In 2006, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9346, abolishing the death penalty yet again. The following year, the Philippines also signed and ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty.
The Daily Mail article cited in the video cannot be found on its website, nor any reference to a news writer named Nelson Groon. There are also no reports on the supposed incident on the site’s index for China-related stories. Neither China nor Japan has issued any official announcements about the two Japanese destroyers recently encountering a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, much less clashing with one another.
Although framed as a current event, the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s presence in the South China Sea actually occurred in 2021. There is no standoff presently underway between UK and Chinese vessels in the disputed waters. The video features a July 29, 2021 post from Twitter user Duan Dang, which shows satellite imagery of the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong in the South China Sea.
Neither Marcos nor Tulfo issued an order to shut down NAIA. Tulfo also made no mention of closing the airport during the Senate hearing shown in the video. The video merely featured online comments suggesting that the airport be shut down over previous issues of mismanagement and inefficiencies, such as arbitrary immigration restrictions and the so-called “pastillas” scam.
Hontiveros had already denied any connection with the rebel group before, proclaiming that she “will not hesitate to speak against the violations of the NPA.” In 2021, the senator condemned the group over the killing of Nolven and Keith Absalon in Masbate, calling on the rebels to take full responsibility and to “be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Several claims linking Hontiveros – a vocal opposition leader during former president Rodrigo Duterte’s administration – to the NPA have circulated before. Rappler, VERA Files, and Tsek PH have already published fact-checks disputing such rumors. The Senate biography of Hontiveros does not show that she worked with the NPA in the past. No reports also indicate that the senator has recently supported or protected the NPA and its members from enforcement of the law.
Neither the UK nor Wallace has made any announcement that it will deploy the HMS Queen Elizabeth to the West Philippine Sea. No such statements can be found on the UK Department of Defense website nor the X (formerly Twitter) account of Wallace, who resigned from his post last August 31. The 65,000-ton aircraft carrier is the UK Navy’s flagship. On September 9, the HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth and is heading to the North Sea and North Atlantic to lead a Carrier Strike Group deployment alongside NATO allies to reinforce peace and security in the region.
False claims about the Marcos family’s supposed gold account in Indonesia have resurfaced amid Marcos’ trip to Jakarta for the ASEAN Summit
China cannot host the summit because it is not a member of the regional bloc. According to the ASEAN Charter, only member states holding the chairmanship can host the summit. No records or reports from the summit indicate that Marcos suggested changing the future host of the conference to China. Chairmanship of ASEAN rotates annually based on the alphabetical order of the member states’ English names. Laos is set to host the next summit in 2024, Malaysia in 2025, and the Philippines in 2026 as Myanmar skips its turn. The ASEAN member states are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Vessels from the US, Japan, and Australia joined the Philippines in a quadrilateral exercise last August 24. The joint drills aimed to “strengthen collaboration toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Kyodo News reported. The exercises aimed to improve defense cooperation and interoperability among the participating countries. There was no mention of the joint drills being intended to retaliate against China.
Contrary to what is said in the video, The Great Reset is a proposal from the World Economic Forum (WEF) to revamp economic and social systems for a more resilient post-COVID future. The plan is not an initiative of the US, and does not seek the restoration of the gold standard monetary system.
During his 2022 campaign, Marcos vowed to lower the price of the food staple to P20 to P30 per kilo by recommending a price cap. In his first two years as president, he also stuck to the promise and said the country was getting closer to achieving this goal.
Prigozhin, chief of the Wagner mercenary group, was among the 10 people killed in a plane crash on August 23
The former 'Drag Den Philippines' contestant is still active on social media as of September 5. There are no official news reports about any death.
There are currently no bills in either house of Congress seeking to rename the country after a biblical place
In a phone interview, Chan denied endorsing the product. “I’m not an endorser of that company…They never contacted me. The one that I’m endorsing is Lady’s Choice mayonnaise, Uniqlo, but not this company that you mentioned, so it’s not authorized,” Chan told Rappler.
Neither DepEd nor Duterte has issued any directive nor announced plans for the revision of Martial Law history and the removal of anti-Marcos content from school textbooks. There are also no orders stopping student activism in campuses.