VERA FILES FACT SHEET: 3 times big events happened in PH while Duterte was abroad

President Rodrigo Duterte was in Israel when his order voiding Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty was made public. This is not the first time big events happened while the president was abroad.

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(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)

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