Duterte claim vs Tañada false

Written by
University of the Philippines Journalism Department
Last modified
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 13:40
Duterte vs Tañada

Candidate Erin Tañada has never been elected senator, contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim.

In a speech May 10 at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod miting de avance in Davao City, Duterte said:

So Tañada, gihimo unta ni siyang senador. Unya walay gibuhat ang buang kung dili magdepensa ug mga komunistang naa sa --- demanda sa korte (So Tañada, he was elected senator. But the loon didn’t do anything except defend communists in court).

Tañada was Quezon 4th District Representative and deputy House speaker for Luzon in the 15th Congress.

Tañada’s father Wigberto was elected senator in 1992; his grandfather Lorenzo in 1948 and reelected in 1953, 1959 and 1965.


The views and information in ‘Tsek.ph’ are those of their respective authors and owners and do not reflect the official policy or position of the media and academic partners of Tsek.ph.

Fact Checked By