FB post claiming Comelec disqualified “5 Makabayan bloc partylists” FAKE

A fake online post claiming the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualified “five partylists” of the Makabayan bloc is still being circulated on social media.

Contrary to the count on the fake post’s headline, the infographic listed six partylists -- Bayan Muna, Anak Bayan, Anak Pawis, Act-Teachers, Gabriela and Kabataan Partylist--as supposedly disqualified for taking part in a plot to bring down the government, as a result of an April 26 petition of Angela O. Aguilar.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez has called this viral post as untrue. The Comelec has still not decided on Aguilar’s petition as of election day.

More, Anak Bayan is not even running in this election. It is not included in both the Comelec’s tentative and certified list of candidates.

(Editor's Note: VERA Files has partnered with Facebook to fight the spread of disinformation. Find out more about this partnership and our methodology.)

(VERA Files is a part of Tsek.ph, a collaborative fact-checking initiative by the academe and the media for the 2019 Philippine midterm elections.)


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