CLAIM: A purported photo of President Rodrigo Duterte’s prayer rally in Cebu showing a huge crowd of attendees.


An X user misrepresented a photo of a Planetshakers concert to imply that former President Rodrigo Duterte’s prayer rally in Cebu drew a huge crowd of attendees.

With over 52,800 views and 352 likes, the X user @almhel3990 falsely claimed in a post: “Nilangaw [daw] ‘yung Cebu prayer rally, [sabi ng] mga paid trolls at utong supporters ni bangag Marcos Jr, ano [tawag niyo dito]? Surely, ‘yung pagkatao [niyo], hindi lang nilalangaw, inuuod na!”

The screen-grabbed photo showed an aerial view of the Planetshakers concert held at SM Seaside Cebu Concert Grounds on Feb. 23, shared by the Facebook page called “Cebu ni Bai,” not the Duterte-led gathering. 

Duterte’s prayer rally was held on Feb. 25 at the South Road Properties. It called for “transparency, accountability, peace and security” in the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

This was amid the People’s Initiative campaign to amend the 1987 Constitution, which was marred by accusations of “signature buying.”

Duterte’s camp previously held a rally in Davao City to oppose the signature campaign. Rushelle Intia


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Rushelle Intia is a Journalism student from the University of Santo Tomas and an intern for PressOnePH. This piece was created under the supervision of PressOnePH’s editors.