Marcos caps campaign with kinder words from Duterte

Nestor Corrales 05/08/2022

The presidential campaign of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. reached its culmination with a grand rally at a sprawling reclaimed area in Parañaque City, with the survey front-runner carrying on his broad theme of “unity.” There…

‘Fake news’ prompts Mindanao LGBTQIA+ group to hold voter’s education for members

Jigger J. Jerusalem 04/27/2022

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — One of Mindanao’s biggest groups of LGBTQIA+ has launched “Bayot, Botar!” (Gay, Vote!), a voters’ education caravan to fight “fake news” and disinformation among the communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer…

History is not a quiz bee

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/27/2022

Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) provided a welcome respite from election issues by focusing our attention on the sorry state of Philippine history in our K-to-12 curriculum. Housemates failed big time in a history quiz that viewers saw…

Eleazar says fight vs trolls should be tackled separately and thoroughly

Doris C. Bongcac 04/17/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The fight against trolls, who spread fake news and foment hate through disinformation in the social media, should be tackled separately and thoroughly, senatorial candidate General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said as he expressed…

Visionaries or madmen

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/01/2022

It started when Gmail drafted replies to messages in my Inbox. Knowing that Google was reading my mail made me realize it was tracking my Google searches, tracing what I watched on YouTube or Netflix, trailing podcasts…

Bongbong Marcos: I am the victim of fake news

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — In the mind of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., he was the one who was at the receiving end of widespread disinformation and victimized by fake news. During Go Negosyo’s KandidaTalks interview on…

Ai-ai delas Alas clarifies pink photo circulating online

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 03/10/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Comedy Queen Ai-ai Delas Alas took to Instagram on Thursday, March 10, to clarify a photo circulating on social media of her wearing a pink suit and tagging her as a supporter of presidential aspirant Leni…

Palace dismisses as ‘fake news’ rumors of total lockdown, martial law

Christia Marie Ramos 01/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday, January 7, 2022, dismissed as “fake news” rumors circulating on social media that the government will impose a total lockdown and martial law amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in…

Leni urges supporters to help others discern what is factual news from fake

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Presidential aspirant and incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo has urged her supporters to help others discern what is factual news from fake ones. Robredo made the statement on Saturday, November 13, 2021, during…

The plague of placeholder candidacies

Lorenzo Thomas M. Lazaro - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2021

Do I look like a mockery to you?” asked Sen. Bato dela Rosa, just before the ink on his certificate of candidacy (COC) ran dry. No one asked him that question. Perhaps no one even thought of…

Donaire hits Casimero for spreading fake news, refusing to fight

Glendale G. Rosal 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. took to social media anew to debunk WBO world bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero’s latest tirades against him.…

Police to wait for Labella’s decision whether to investigate source of death rumors

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following the fake news circulating online that Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has died, police here said they will wait for the mayor’s decision or his family whether or not to conduct an…

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