Fact check: Is former US President Obama supporting President Duterte and his candidates?

Fact check: Is former US President Obama supporting President Duterte and his candidates?

- Some social media posts claimed that former US President Barack Obama is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte

- The post also said that Obama is supporting the candidates endorsed by President Duterte

- However, the claim was reported to be false

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Multiple Facebook posts claimed that former United States President Barack Obama has been supporting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his candidates for the upcoming polls.

However, KAMI learned that this claim had been debunked.

The Facebook post showed photos of Obama endorsing President Duterte on a TV show and holding a shirt with the text “Duterte.”

“U.S. Pres Barack Obama obsessed na obsessed kay President Rody Duterte. He advised to the Filipinos to vote for Hugpong ng Pagbabago and PDP-Laban Candidates #ChangeIsComing,” it said on the post.

Fact check: Is former US President Obama supporting President Duterte and his candidates?

Screenshot from Facebook
Source: Facebook

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However, when French news agency Agence French-Presse (AFP) conducted a reverse image search, they discovered that the claim was false.

The authentic version of the first photo above was found on Flickr. The photo showed that Obama was giving gloves to NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson on September 7, 2011.

Fact check: Is former US President Obama supporting President Duterte and his candidates?

Screenshot from Flickr
Source: Facebook

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The photo of Obama with his wife Michelle Obama was first posted on his official Twitter account. The former US President was holding a shirt with the phrase “hate won’t win.”

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