Video manipulates photo to claim Duterte at Gregorio wake


An online video has stitched a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacanang with a photo from the wake of Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank, the unarmed civilians shot dead by a policeman on Dec. 20 in Paniqui, Tarlac, to make it seem he had attended their wake. He wasn't at the wake.


The thumbnail for the video posted on Dec. 25 by the YouTube channel Kuya Tams TV reads:

PRESIDENT DUTERTE BUMISITA SA LAMAY NG PAMILYA GREGORIO (PRESIDENT DUTERTE VISITED THE WAKE OF THE GREGORIO FAMILY)?!

The video is titled:

NAKAKAGULAT: Pangulong Duterte BUMISITA sa LAMAY nang PAMILYA GREGORIO | PART 5 ((SHOCKING: President Duterte VISITED the WAKE of the GREGORIO FAMILY | PART 5) #DuterteBumisita #GregorioFamily #IdolRaffyTulfo

A reverse image search shows the original photo of Duterte at the ceremonial signing of the General Appropriations Act of 2020 at Malacanang on Jan. 6, 2020.


Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office

Kuya Tams TV inserted Duterte and his aide to a photo originally showing Philippine National Police chief Debold Sinas and another police officer extending their condolences to the Gregorio family on Dec. 22.


The photo was first posted in the Philippine National Police Facebook page, and has also been published in news articles by Bombo Radyo and TNT Abante.

Source: Philippine National Police Facebook Page

Duterte did not visit the wake of Gregorio and her son, who were shot dead by Senior Master Sgt. Jonel Nuezca over an improvised noisemaker and ongoing land dispute. The Gregorios were buried on Dec. 27.


As of writing, the video has 145,309 views, 2,400 likes, and 121 dislikes.


Kuya Tams TV was created on July 9, 2019 and has since earned 186,000 subscribers and more than 30 million views. Another video posted on this channel has also been fact-checked by Rappler. (RBP)


References


FALSE: Tarlac cop Nuezca's house burned down by neighbors. (2021, January 13). Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/jonel-nuezca-tarlac-house-burned-down-by-neighbors-tarlac


Kuya Tams TV. (2020, December 25). NAKAKAGULAT: Pangulong Duterte BUMISITA sa LAMAY nang PAMILYA GREGORIO | PART 5 #DuterteBumisita #GregorioFamily #IdolRaffyTulfo [Video]. YouTube. Retrieved fromeu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZXavypCE78


Philippine National Police [@pnp.pio]. (2020, December 22). [Facebook update]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/pnp.pio/posts/4902365863137964


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets some members of the House of Representatives in attendance during the ceremonial signing of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2020 at the Malacañan Palace on January 6, 2020. (2020, January 06). Retrieved from https://pcoo.gov.ph/photo_gallery/president-rodrigo-roa-duterte-greets-some-members-of-the-house-of-representatives-in-attendance-during-the-ceremonial-signing-of-the-general-appropriations-act-gaa-of-2020-at-the-malacanan-palace-on/

Sinas humingi ng tawad sa pamilya Gregorio. (2020, December 24). Abante. Retrieved from https://tnt.abante.com.ph/sinas-humingi-ng-tawad-sa-pamilya-gregorio/


Soberano, B. (2020, December 23). Bombo Analy Soberano. Retrieved from https://www.bomboradyo.com/pnp-chief-personal-nakiramay-sa-pamilya-ng-mag-ina-na-pinatay-ng-pulis-sa-paniquitarlac/


Tantuco, V. (2021, January 11). Timeline of Tarlac shooting: What we know so far. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/timeline-things-to-know-cop-shooting-mother-son-paniqui-tarlac

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