A video falsely insinuated in its headline that Commodore Jay Tarriela, spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), took revenge on behalf of President Bongbong Marcos regarding Chinese harassment in the West Philippine Sea.
“CHINA BINAWIAN NG PCG! GRABE PBBM IGINANTI NI TARRIELA! GYERA NA! BAJO DE MASINLOC! MALAKING GULO TO (PCG retaliates against China! Wow, Tarriela takes revenge on Marcos’s behalf! It’s war! This is a big mess),” the video claimed.
This is misleading. In a Jan. 22 interview on GMA’s DZBB Dobol B, Tarriela only said that the PCG will maintain its presence in the West Philippine Sea and report the Chinese Coast Guard’s aggressive behavior.
Asked about possible steps to protect fishermen in the West Philippine Sea, Tarriela said the PCG could reach out to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to arrange alternating patrols in the West Philippine Sea.
Posted by YouTube channel Boss Balita TV (created on July 15, 2021), the misleading video garnered a total of 37,631 views and 643 reactions.