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LOOK: Fake photo of Duterte holding anti-Roxas sign

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:11 PM February 05, 2019
LOOK: Fake photo of Duterte holding anti-Roxas sign

This is a fake photo of President |Rodrigo Duterte holding up a sign with these words superimposed: “NO TO MAR ROXAS IN MINDANAO.” (From a Facebook screenshot)

MANILA, Philippines — A viral photo showing President Rodrigo Duterte urging Filipinos to reject former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas is fake, the Agence France-Presse said on Tuesday.

The photo featured Duterte holding a white banner with the words “NO TO MAR ROXAS IN MINDANAO.”

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It also had a caption saying: “Yes Zero Kayo Dito sa Mindanao.”

[Yes, you will get zero here in Mindanao.]

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Roxas is seeking a Senate seat under the Liberal Party in the May 2019 elections.

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

The actual photo shows Duterte holding a narcotics network chart.

The caption 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.”

The fake post was shared 1,200 times by Facebook users that support the President and his allies.

Here’s the fake photo as posted on Facebook.

Screenshot of fake Rodrigo Duterte photo

Screenshot of a Facebook posting of the fake photo.

And here’s a screenshot of the real photo posted in the Facebook account of the Philippine

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FB account of PCOO with Rodrigo Duterte photo

Screenshot of PCOO Facebook account.

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