CLAIM: ‘Biringan City Hall’ selling rice at P20 per kilo
RATING: SATIRE

On April Fools’ Day, Facebook page “Malacañang Events and Catering Services” poked fun at President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’’s election promise to lower the price of rice at P20 per kilogram (kg).

“Good news!” the satirical post exclaimed. “Salamat, PBBM! Bente per kilong bigas, available na! Biringan City Hall April 1, 2023.” (Thank you, President Marcos! Rice at P20/kg, now available at Biringan City Hall April 1, 2023.)

Many of the commenters got the joke, but a few seemed to have fallen for the April Fools’ post.

Biringan is not a real city, and “Malacañang Events and Catering Services” is a page is known for its satirical content.

The satirical post has garnered more than 2,300 reactions and has been shared more than 100  times.

In a speech on March 16, 2023, Marcos Jr. said he was getting closer to fulfilling his “aspiration” of lowering the price of rice to P20/kg, claiming that the cost of rice in the market was at P25/kg.

According to the price monitoring of the Department of Agriculture on March 16, 2023, however, the lowest price of local commercial rice was P34/kg, while the cheapest imported commercial rice cost P37/kg. Shane Quiachon, Rain Katrina Tolentino, and Krsna Kshatriya Annika Parado

 

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