Fact check: Did Mar Roxas ‘recently’ ride the MRT?

Fact check: Did Mar Roxas ‘recently’ ride the MRT?

- A social media post claimed that Mar Roxas has a new viral photo

- The photo was Roxas captured riding the Manila Rail Transit

- However, the photo and claim was debunked

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A photo of former Interior Secretary and Senate bet Mar Roxas went viral on social media. However, KAMI learned that a French news company, Agence France-Presse (AFP) debunked this post.

According to a Facebook post, “Nako may bagong viral picture na naman si Mar, sa MRT.”

The photo showed Roxas riding the Manila Rail Transit (MRT), a train system in Manila. The netizens were quick to comment that Roxas was just doing it for show since the mid-term elections in 2019 is coming as reported by Rappler.

You may see the post here and here. The post was shared for hundred times already.

Fact check: Did Mar Roxas ride the MRT ‘recently’?

Screenshot from Rappler
Source: Facebook

However, this claim was debunked by AFP. The photo was taken four years ago and was posted on Facebook.

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As previously reported by KAMI, Roxas filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as he seeks a seat in the Senate. Roxas is part of the Liberal Party, he joined the Presidential race back in 2016. However, he lost to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Roxas served as the Secretary of Transportation and Communications during the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III.

Mar Roxas is the husband of famous TV host and broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas. They got married back in 2009.

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