- A post went viral claiming that Davao City is better than Manila, the capital city of the Philippines
- The post was published by a Facebook page supporting Hugpong ng Pagbabago
- However, Agence France-Presse has debunked the claim
A social media post claiming that Davao City is more developed than the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, went viral online. However, KAMI learned that the photos used to compare both cities were misleading.
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the Facebook post that was published by a page supporting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), has been shared thousands of times on the Internet. It stated in the caption that Davao is richer than Manila.
“Sa mga mayayabang na tagaManila kahet saan talo pa ren kayo sa Davao City. Mas mayaman patin ang Davao City kesa sa Manila,” the caption read.
A French news agency named Agence France-Presse (AFP) has conducted a reverse image search only to find out that the post was misleading.
The photo used in the viral post to represent Manila was actually taken on February 22, 2008, in Mumbai, India.
Meanwhile, the photo that was supposed to show Davao was originally from the article of Hoppler, a real estate site. The photo was taken from the business district of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
In a previous report by KAMI, a Facebook page supporting former Philippine National Police (PNP) Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa posted photos claiming how “clean” Davao City is. However, it has been reported that the photos used were misleading as well.
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