VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Flier ng ‘Duterte Legacy' pinaghalo-halo ang totoo, mali, nakaliligaw, walang konteksto na datos
Noong Enero 17, inilunsad ng Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) ang kampanyang…
On Jan. 17, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) launched the “Duterte Legacy” campaign to showcase the “successes and sacrifices made by President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration to bring progress to the country,” the government’s Philppine News Agency said.
Among the materials exhibited during the launch was an infographic summarizing the government’s achievements, which made the rounds on social media and is also being distributed as fliers to the public nationwide.
The initiative got mixed reviews; while some praised the Duterte government for its supposed successes, others accused it of cherry-picking only the favorable figures or, worse, misrepresenting the data.
We checked each of the 18 figures listed in the flier and found that, while some of the claims were indeed true, many lacked proper context, while others were either misleading or inaccurate.
ANC 24/7 Youtube channel, PH Cabinet Secretary: Duterte ‘legacy’ campaign aims to debunk fake news about drug war | ANC, Jan. 20, 2020
Philippine Statistics Authority, Employment Rate in October 2019 is Estimated at 95.5 Percent, Dec. 5, 2019
CNN Philippines, Unemployment rate lowest since 2005, Dec. 5, 2019
GMA News Online, Unemployment, underemployment fall in October fall to lowest since 2005 -- PSA, Dec. 5, 2019
Rappler, Unemployment, underemployment dip to 14-year low in October 2019, Dec. 5, 2019
Philippine Statistics Authority, Preliminary Results of the 2019 Annual Estimates of Labor Force Survey (LFS), Dec. 20, 2020
Department of Public Works and Highways official Facebook page, Villar: 4M jobs generated from govt infra projects since 2016, May 7, 2019
Philippine National Police, #RealNumbersPH Year 3: from July 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2019
Social Weather Stations, Third Quarter Survey 2019 Social Weather Survey: Families victimized by common crimes subside to 5.6%, Oct. 30, 2019
Social Weather Stations, Second Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey: Victimization by any common crime at record-low 3.7%, Property crime at record-low 3.1%, Physical violence steady at 0.6% in the past 6 months; Presence of many drug addicts at 48%, Sept. 12, 2017
Social Weather Stations, Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey: Victimization by any of the common crimes rises to 7.6%; but annual average for 2017 a record-low 6.1%, Feb. 1, 2018
Social Weather Stations, Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey: Families victimized by common crimes rise to 7.6%, Feb. 22, 2019
Philippine Statistics Authority, Proportion of Poor Filipinos in 2015 was 23.3 Percent, Dec. 5, 2019
Philippine Statistics Authority, Proportion of Poor Filipinos was Estimated at 16.6 Percent in 2018, Dec. 6, 2019
AJ Montesa, Personal Interview, Jan. 27, 2020
Department of Education official Facebook page, DepEd School Building Program, Aug. 13, 2019
Department of Education, Public schools to have 80k more classrooms despite cut in proposed 2019 budget, Aug. 31, 2018
Presidential Communications Operations Office, Weekly Economic Briefing NEB, Malacanang January 22, 2020, Jan. 22, 2020
Mark Villar official Facebook account, DPWH Road Accomplishments, Aug. 21, 2019
Philippine News Agency, Over 9K km of roads completed under ‘Build, Build, Build’, Nov. 15, 2019
Manila Standard, Villar debunks Drilon’s claim of PH’s ‘dismal’ infra projects, Nov. 15, 2019
Manila Bulletin, What has ‘Build, Build, Build’ achieved so far? 9845 km of roads, 2,709 bridges, 64 airport projects, 243 seaport projects, Nov. 17, 2019
Philippine Statistics Authority, Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2012 = 100): December 2019, Jan. 7, 2020
Secretary Carlos Dominguez Youtube channel, 2019 Pre-SONA Economic and Infrastructure Forum, PICC, Pasay City, July 1, 2019
Department of Transportation, An open letter to Senator Franklin Drilon, Nov. 14, 2019
Department of Transportation, COMPLETED SEAPORT PROJECTS (JULY 2016-DECEMBER 2019), n.d.
Department of Health, List of Accredited DATRC Dec. 2018, n.d.
Department of Health, FOI-New Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, n.d.Department of Health Treatment and Rehabilitation Center - Bicutan, Historical Background, n.d.
Presidential Communications Operations Office, The President’s Mid-Term Report to the People 2016-2019, n.d.Social Weather Stations, Third Quarter 2019 Social Weather Stations Survey: Total hunger subsides to 9.1%, Oct. 23, 2019
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