Post recycles misleading, baseless claims against Roxas

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Misleading and baseless claims vs. Mar Roxas

 

An online post rehashing a string of misleading, baseless and inaccurate claims about senatorial candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas during his terms as interior and transport secretary made rounds on social media early this month.

STATEMENT

In a Feb. 9 post, Facebook page King of Lies, which purports to be a “group of people exposing the truth behind the Philippine government,” published an infographic with the following claims:

- “P4.7B DILG’S SALINTUBIG PROGRAM 2012-2015. Only 73 out of 276 water supply project had been completed (COA 2013 Audit Report)”;
- “COA SAYS, ‘Return the P1.2 Billion uncollected cash advances you got while [you] were DILG Secretary’”;
- “COA further reminded Mar Roxas [to] include the uncollected Foreign Cash Donations ($513,275.00 Million) ASAP”; and
- “COA is asking ‘what happened to the P5 Billion MRT repair & maintenance fund collected as DOTC head?’” 

Source: Facebook page King of Lies, “Ito ba ang iboboto nyo,” Feb. 9, 2019

It also had the caption: “Ito ba ang senador na iboboto nyo (Is this the senator you will vote for)? #notomar, #salintubigprogram #notoLP #yellowtard #yellowshit #kingoflies.”

The infographic has more than 22,000 shares on Facebook, been re-posted by at least 22 different Facebook pages and could have reached at least 1.3 million people on social media.

FACT

The King of Lies post was a mix of claims that were misleading, inaccurate or lacking in proper context. It merely rehashed the exact same claims that first circulated on social media in 2016in the run-up to the May presidential elections, in which Roxas ran and lost.

We verified each of them.

Read the full story on VERA Files Fact Check. 

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