Fact check: Did Bamboo Mañalac die in a ‘car crash’ in Quezon?

Fact check: Did Bamboo Mañalac die in a ‘car crash’ in Quezon?

- Some online posts claimed that rock band singer Bamboo Mañalac has died

- The posts alleged that Bamboo was involved in a “car crash”

- However, it was reported that the claim was a hoax

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Several articles were making the rounds on social media after claiming that OPM rock band singer Bamboo Mañalac has already passed away on September 27.

However, KAMI learned that this was just a hoax.

A video posted by h0tbuzz.phtrends.info and thetrue.i-witnesstv.com showed a supposed ABS-CBN News article with a headline that read: “BAMBOO MANALAC Patay matapos madamay sa karambola ng mga sasakyan sa Quezon.”

A photo of the article also had the text: “RIP Bamboo Manalac 1976 – 2019.”

Fact check: Did Bamboo Mañalac die in a ‘car crash’ in Quezon?

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However, when the video is clicked, it redirects to a different site named latestnewstv.info and nationalistanews.info. The new site showed a different video.

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According to Rappler, Bamboo is still pretty much alive. No news from credible sources has said that he was involved in a “car crash.”

On September 28, Bamboo also posted on Facebook to promote his concert on December 11, 2019, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

He also posted on Instagram on October 1 to promote his concert in Sydney this coming October 12, 2019.

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Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac or Bamboo Mañalac is a Filipino-American singer-songwriter. He started as the vocalist of OPM band Rivermaya. He, later on, started his own band, Bamboo. In 2011, the band Bamboo disbanded and he pursued his solo career.

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