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…

You will be charged! — Police to those spreading fake news about COVID-19 vaccines

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has warned the public to stop spreading fake news about the government’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign to avoid being charged in relation to cybercrime. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert…

Karencitta named Youth Ambassador for Visayas

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana singer Karen Ann “Karencitta” Cabrera was appointed Youth Ambassador for the Visayas of the Youth for Truth Philippines, a program that combats fake news. Karencitta confirmed to CDN Digital that she was…

Lacson takes Roque, Galvez to task on real price tag of Sinovac

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson turned the tables on presidential spokesman Harry Roque who earlier branded as fake news the reported P3,629 cost of Sinovac’ vaccine for two doses. “We dare ask: Are Secretary Roque and…

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