VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos Jr.’s post showing large audience while he speaks at UNGA needs context

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A video posted on the Facebook page of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sept. 22 shows shots of a large audience at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as he was delivering his speech on Sept. 21 (Manila Time).

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Marcos addressed the UNGA on the same day the Philippines commemorated the 50th anniversary of his father’s declaration of martial law in the country.


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Bongbong Marcos official Facebook account, RECAP | September 20, 2022, Sept. 22, 2022

United Nations official YouTube channel, 🇺🇳 (English/Français/العربية) General Assembly President – Addresses General Debate, 77th Session, Sept. 21, 2022

United Nations official YouTube channel, 🇵🇭 Philippines – President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 77th Session (English) | #UNGA, Sept. 21, 2022

RTVMalacanang official YouTube channel, Statement at the 77th Session of the UNGA General Debate (Speech) 9/20/2022, Sept. 21, 2022


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