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There are no official reports disclosing the identity of the person behind the alleged information breach. The Senate ethics committee is set to investigate the incident.
FACT CHECK: CPP founder Joma Sison is already dead, contrary to claims
Sison, who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines, died in 2022. The title and thumbnail of the misleading video were merely clickbait.
FACT CHECK: Padilla not expelled from Senate over alleged info leak
Senator Robinhood Padilla remains a member of the 19th Congress. The video falsely implies that he was kicked out for allegedly leaking sensitive information from a closed-door session
The new killing fields in Duterte's drug war
A new region in the Philippines emerges as the killing fields of Duterte's anti-drug campaign.
FACT CHECK: No ICC summons issued to ex-President Duterte
The ICC, as of October 24, has not issued any statements confirming that it summoned Duterte over the drug war investigations
FACT CHECK: No Marcos-Duterte order for Noli de Castro to leave the PH
The supposed order stems from the broadcaster’s comments about the October 5 traffic disruption in Quezon City allegedly involving Vice President Sara Duterte
FACT CHECK: No Marcos order expelling Padilla from Senate
Padilla is still a sitting senator, as seen in the Senate website’s roster of members of the 19th Congress
FACT CHECK: No Marcos-Duterte order for Vice Ganda to leave the country
The false claim stems from the talk show host’s quips on confidential funds, which were interpreted as a reference to the controversies surrounding Vice President Sara Duterte
FACT CHECK: Congress did not remove Sara Duterte as VP
There is no formal complaint filed in Congress that would initiate impeachment proceedings against Sara Duterte
FACT CHECK: DSWD’s P15,000 cash grant only for small rice retailers
Contrary to a video’s claim, the cash assistance from the social welfare department would be given only to small rice retailers affected by the recent imposition of rice price ceilings
It started with a kiss: Implications of Spain football chief’s controversial act
Arguably the biggest FIFA Women’s World Cup of all time is now marred by a single act that lasted just one second, but will be remembered forever in infamy.
FACT CHECK: No Marcos gold account in Indonesia
False claims about the Marcos family’s supposed gold account in Indonesia have resurfaced amid Marcos’ trip to Jakarta for the ASEAN Summit
FACT CHECK: Drag artist Pura Luka Vega is alive
The former 'Drag Den Philippines' contestant is still active on social media as of September 5. There are no official news reports about any death.
FACT CHECK: Contrary to claims, Russian mercenary Prigozhin is dead
Prigozhin, chief of the Wagner mercenary group, was among the 10 people killed in a plane crash on August 23
Meet Sam ‘Nemesis’ Rivera: Cebu’s krump star
Whether or not she brings home the crown, Sam 'Nemesis' Rivera says she’ll ‘still keep on dancing’ and ‘push the movement’ of krumping in Cebu.
FACT CHECK: No plans to rename the Philippines
There are currently no bills in either house of Congress seeking to rename the country after a biblical place
Tallest, talented Gilas Pilipinas ready for FIBA World Cup show
Take a look at Gilas Pilipinas' final 12-man roster and what each player brings to the table for the FIBA World Cup.
FACT CHECK: No PH version of NATO formed
There are no official announcements or reports about any supposed Philippine plan to establish a security alliance similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
FACT CHECK: No promise from Germany to defend PH against China
Trade and economic relations were discussed by Marcos and German envoy Andreas Michael Pfaffernoschke
FACT CHECK: No orders from Marcos expelling Chinese envoy to PH
Marcos did not make any official pronouncements about expelling Huang Xilian, China’s top diplomat in Manila, over the water cannon incident last August 5
FACT CHECK: Meralco and Maynilad not under gov’t control
No official documents or credible sources exist that confirm the supposed transfer of ownership of these utility companies to the government
FACT CHECK: PH not under martial law after China water cannon incident
The video only shows senators reacting to China’s latest act of harassment in the West Philippine Sea
FACT CHECK: No statement from Tulfo on banning all products from China
The senator suggested discarding Chinese-made computers and communication equipment used by the Philippine military – not a blanket ban on all Chinese products
FACT CHECK: Ex-BSP gov Medalla, not Diokno, is highest paid official in 2022
Former central bank governor Felipe Medalla took the top spot from Benjamin Diokno, who used to be the highest-paid government official in 2020 and 2021
FACT CHECK: PH has yet to acquire its first submarine
A YouTube video falsely claims that the Philippines has procured its first-ever submarine, but the President says the plan is ‘still being developed’
Inflation remains top issue for Filipinos online ahead of Marcos' 2nd SONA
Rappler asks social media users about the issues and policies they hope Marcos would address in his second State of the Nation Address
[QUIZ] Guess who? Names that dominated the headlines during Marcos Year 1
Remember these controversial figures? Take this quiz and refresh your memory about President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first year in office.
Notes to address inequality, from a college valedictorian and a Tagakolu
Ateneo de Davao's Gwyneth Marie Vasquez and Tagakolu school coordinator Matet Gonzalo talk to Rappler about the community that inspired Vasquez's valedictory speech, months after it went viral
How advertising exec Adrian de Guzman came up with QC’s ‘right to care’ card
What would become Quezon City’s ‘right to care’ card got a boost as Adrian de Guzman’s personal push to recognize queer partners in medical facilities and institutions
Queer Filipinos remain 'vigilant but hopeful' as they hold Pride marches nationwide
Queer Filipinos march nationwide to continue demanding the passage of the SOGIE Equality bill, which has been languishing in Congress for over 20 years