Post recycles misleading, baseless claims against 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.
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?’”
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.
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.
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