Fact check: Is there an aircraft carrier named after Pres. Duterte?

Fact check: Is there an aircraft carrier named after Pres. Duterte?

- Multiple social media posts claimed that an aircraft carrier was named after President Rodrigo Duterte

- The posts said that the same carrier was used why China moved away from the West Philippine Sea

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

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Multiple social media posts that first surfaced on the Internet in March 2018 have been making the rounds once again online.

KAMI learned that the posts as mentioned earlier claimed that a modernized aircraft carrier was named after President Rodrigo Duterte. However, the claim had been debunked.

According to the posts, the aircraft carrier “BRP Duterte” was the one used why the Chinese vessels allegedly moved away from the West Philippine Sea.

“Bakit wala ito sa Rapller, Inquirer, at ABS-CBN? (Part 3),” it read in the caption. Note that the news site Rappler was misspelled.

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However, when a French news agency named Agence France-Presse made a reverse image search, it discovered that the photo used was misleading.

The original version of the photo was published in an article made by CNET on November 8, 2013.

Fact check: Is there an aircraft carrier named after Pres. Duterte?

Screenshot from CNET
Source: Facebook

You may check the article here.

An American company Huntington Ingalls Industries built the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). They first announced the delivery of the aircraft to the US Navy on June 1, 2017.

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