- Kabayan Noli de Castro became the latest victim of a ‘death hoax’ when news of his alleged demise spread on social media
- Many were led to believe in the fake news because of the inclusion of the name of Ted Failon, making it appear that he broke the news about the death of the former vice president
- The news about the alleged death was so widespread on the Internet that Kabayan’s daughter, Kat de Castro, had to issue a statement debunking the news as fake
- The following day, a new post of Kabayan’s koi pond along with the caption greeting everyone was posted on what appeared to be Noli’s IG account
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Kabayan Noli de Castro is the latest victim of an online death hoax, which spread the news that the former vice president has died.
The TV presenter and former vice president filed his Certificate of Candidacy for senator only to withdraw it a week later.
Recently, news about his demise spread online and many netizens believed the fake news because of the inclusion of the name of Ted Failon.
However, his daughter, PTV General Manager and COO Kat de Castro, was quick to debunk the news as fake, saying that her dad is fine and they just had dinner.
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“Hi everyone. My Dad’s absolutely fine. We just had dinner,” Kabayan’s daughter said.
The next day, what appeared to be Noli’s IG account showed a new video post of what could be Kabayan’s koi pond along with the caption greeting everyone.
“Magandang umaga, Bayan. Pagpalain sana po ng Diyos ang inyong umaga, mga kabayan,” the post read.
It wasn’t clear, however, whether the post and caption were uploaded and written by the former vice president himself.
Since his daughter had already issued a statement, then it appears that everything is well with Kabayan after all.
Noli de Castro is one of the most seasoned broadcasters in the Philippines. He also served as the Vice President of the country during the term of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Around two weeks ago, Kabayan has signified that he is withdrawing from the senatorial race. His official statement indicated that he would be going back to broadcasting, something that he has loved doing for so many years. When he filed his candidacy, it was under the Aksyon Demokratiko Party, the same party of Isko Moreno. Recently, Isko became controversial after he openly ranted against Leni Robredo.
Many of his friends, including Korina Sanchez, were crestfallen that Kabayan Noli has withdrawn his COC. Korina recently expressed her sadness over Noli de Castro’s withdrawal from the 2022 elections. Previously, Noli made headlines when he suddenly withdrew his senatorial bid. Following this news, Korina penned her honest thoughts and opinion in a lengthy post on Instagram. Aside from this, Korina also posted several throwback photos she took with Noli in the viral post.