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  • FALSE: Pie chart of Philippines' national debt under 3 presidents

    November 6, 2018 3:03 AM 25

    Since the national debt is a 'running total' of how much the country still owes, comparisons should show the 'net addition' to the debt for certain periods, not the supposed 'shares' of debt incurred by each president President Benigno Aquino III incurred P4.4 trillion in debt during his term, supposedly a huge "share" of the country's P7.1-trillion

  • Random drug test sa mga pulis-NCR, iniutos matapos mabistong tumitira ng cocaine ang isang pulis sa loob ng club

    November 2, 2018 12:11 PM 34

    Iniutos ni National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar na magsagawa ng random drug tests sa mga police station sa Metro Manila. Sa ulat ni Joseph Morong sa GMA News TV "Balita Pilipinas" nitong Biyernes, sinabing ginawa ni Eleazar ang direktiba matapos na mabisto si Police Officer 1 Redentor Bautista, na gumagamit ng cocaine

  • HOAX: Trump ‘supports’ Sara Duterte for ‘2022 presidential run’

    November 1, 2018 9:39 AM 34

    The picture of US President Donald Trump ‘supporting’ Sara Duterte is a manipulated 2015 photo taken in New York City A photo posted on the Facebook group “SARAH DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT MOVEMENT” shows US President Donald Trump holding a sign that supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. The photo was posted on the Facebook group on Sunday, October 28, by user Zumyang

  • GMA Kapuso Foundation opens first school rebuilt in Marawi City

    November 1, 2018 6:23 AM 36

    GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) together with its multi-sectoral partners and donors successfully inaugurated the first school building that was rebuilt in Marawi City last October 29, a year after its liberation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from terrorists. GMAKF’s ‘Rebuild Marawi Project’ constructed a new school building with a total

  • EXCLUSIVE: Kyline Alcantara collaborates with Jeric Gonzales for a Christmas single

    October 30, 2018 7:34 AM 25

    Kyline Alcantara collaborates with Jeric Gonzales for a Christmas single to be released in time for the coming festive season. In an exclusive interview with GMANetwork.com, Kyline talked about their Christmas single, “Handa Na Ba Kayo.” She said, “It’s about like nandito na po ‘yung Pasko, paparating na ‘yung Pasko so let’s share all the love na makukuha

  • HOAX: Photo of Marawi housing projects

    October 29, 2018 6:15 AM 37

    It's a stock photo used by a number of American companies The Facebook page “General Bato for Senator Movement” posted the claim on October 25. The caption also says to be “patient” since President Rodrigo Duterte was “doing everything” for the once-besieged Mindanao city. The post garnered 280 reactions, 180, comments, and 140 shares as of October 29. The claim

  • How to fact-check reports during disasters

    October 28, 2018 2:56 AM 31

    How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true? At a time when information becomes a form of "relief" for those affected by emergencies, it is important to spread accurate and relevant news to aid decision-makers and responders on the ground. (READ: Social media: Critical for disaster managers) How can you tell if tweets

  • Mangaoang, Mon Tulfo trade accusations of drug links

    October 26, 2018 8:00 AM 84

    Newly appointed Special Envoy to China Mon Tulfo and Customs Deputy Collector Lourdes Mangaoang traded accusations of being in cahoots with drug lords amid the P11-billion shabu smuggling controversy. Tulfo, in a series of Facebook posts this week, accused Mangaoang of having close ties with a former police official linked to the illegal drug trade

  • FALSE: PH news sites may be ‘victims of fake news from Facebook’

    October 26, 2018 1:16 AM 32

    While TechSabado admits in an update that Facebook confirmed the authenticity of reports about its takedown of spammy pages, it did not correct its headline which bears the false title Tech Sabado also used the newsroom.fb.com in their news report about the "purge" of spammy Facebook pages and accounts on October 24. Claim: Philippine news groups may have used “fake news” content

  • Newsbreak Chats: Election fever, Cebu as 'crime city'

    October 24, 2018 3:23 AM 29

    The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, October 25, looming electoral issues and the situation in Cebu City MANILA, Philippines – The election season is now in full swing as the country has started to see unrelenting violence that has spilled beyond Metro Manila. On Thursday, October 25, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss these top stories that dominated