THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Lascanas did NOT say he regrets trusting Trillanes, airstrike video NOT clear if Hapilon is dead

Using various online tools, VERA Files tracks FAKE NEWS that have trended online this week. We read fake news, so you don’t have to.


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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Vilma Santos-Recto DID NOT vote to slash the CHR budget; Lagman DID NOT say he’d file an impeachment complaint against Duterte and Henry Sy’s daughter DID NOT trash Duterte’s critics.

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