CLAIM: The Department of Employment-National Labor Relations Commission (DOLE-NLRC) has opened a scholarship application and offered students a P30,000 allowance.


With over 3,000 followers, the Facebook page “Philippine Scholar” posted on Feb. 21 a fake announcement claiming that the Department of Employment-National Labor Relations Commission (DOLE-NLRC) had opened a registration for scholarship applications.

It also falsely claimed that DOLE-NLRC offered allowances for qualified students ranging from P30,000 to P120,000 yearly depending on the type of school they attend.

According to the fake post, to qualify, Facebook users should submit school credentials and fill out forms through dubious links that all led to a gaming site. 

However, the DOLE-NLRC has never announced nor posted on its official website that it offers scholarship allowances.

DOLE-NLRC’s mandate is to promote and maintain industrial peace by resolving labor and management disputes, where employees and employers can file cases.  

The page Philippine Scholar previously posted several fake scholarship programs and allowances offered by other government agencies. Rushelle Intia


PressOne.PH is part of #FactsFirstPH which brings together various sectors that are committed to promoting truth in the public space, and exacting accountability on those who harm it with lies. For those interested to join the initiative, email

PressOne.PH believes that fact-checking is essential to combating misinformation and disinformation, and in informing and educating citizens and voters. Read more of PressOne.PH’s Fact-Checking Policy by clicking here.

The public is welcome to send feedback or requests for fact-checks at



PressOne.PH is a verified signatory of the Code of Principles of the International Fact -Checking Network at Poynter. The code of principles of the IFCN is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking.
If you believe PressOne.PH is violating the Code of Principles of the International Fact-Checking Network, you may submit a complaint directly to the IFCN website: