Fact check: Photo of President Duterte in aerial survey of areas hit by ‘Typhoon Ursula’

Fact check: Photo of President Duterte in aerial survey of areas hit by ‘Typhoon Ursula’

- A social media post has claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte earlier visited the Visayas after being hit by Typhoon Ursula

- The post showed photos of President Duterte in a helicopter and aerial shots of the typhoon-hit areas

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the public

- The photos were originally from when President Duterte visited the Visayas after Typhoon Urduja hit many areas

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Last December, an online post has claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte aboard a helicopter to assess the damage caused by Typhoon Ursula that hit the Visayas on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading the public.

In a report by Rappler, the post praised President Duterte for being “hardworking” and fulfilling his duties despite the holidays.

The post had a caption that read: “THE HARD WORKING PRESIDENT, WALANG HOLIDAY-HOLIDAY SA ATING PRESIDENTE.”

“President Duterte gets an aerial view of the devastation of Typhoon Ursula in some parts of Visayas. He is now on his way to check on the condition of Biliran and other areas,” it added.

Fact check: Photo of President Duterte in aerial survey of areas hit by ‘Typhoon Ursula’

Photo from Rappler
Source: Facebook

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It was posted by Facebook page Davaoeños Duterte Defender on December 26, 2019. It contained photos of President Duterte in a helicopter and aerial shots of the typhoon-hit areas.

Rappler reported that the photos were taken in December 2017 when President Duterte visited the Visayas after Tropical Storm Urduja lashed out several areas.

The photos were from former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go and he said that President Duterte visited Biliran during that time.

Facebook page Davaoeños Duterte Defender already corrected their post and said that the photos were taken when President Duterte visited the aftermath of Typhoon Urduja and not Typhoon Ursula.

You may check the edited post here:

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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