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LOOK: Viral photo of Prez Duterte holding anti-Roxas banner is fake

A photo showing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holding a white banner with the words “NO TO MAR ROXAS IN MINDANAO” has been making rounds on the internet this week.

The fake post, which as of this writing already reached 1,200 shares on Facebook, also has a caption saying: “Yes Zero Kayo Dito sa Mindanao.” The post seems to show the chief executive urging the public to reject former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

However, according to AFP’s Fact Check, a reverse image search showed that the fake photo was taken from the Facebook account of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

The actual photo shows Duterte holding a narcotics network chart and has a caption that says “President Rodrigo Duterte presents a chart illustrating a drug trade network of high-level drug syndicates in the Philippines during a press conference, July 7, 2016.”

Roxas is currently seeking a Senatorial seat for the upcoming May 2019 elections.

 

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