CLAIM: Sara Duterte had a miscarriage in 2017 when a fire broke out at Lapanday Plant 


A YouTube video falsely claims that Vice President Sara Duterte had a miscarriage in 2017 during the attack on the Lapanday foods plant by communist rebels in Davao City when she was still mayor. 

Duterte experienced a miscarriage in 2016, just three days after the Roxas Night Market bombing, in which she lost two of her triplets. 

She confirmed this in her speech at the flag-raising ceremony at Davao City Hall seven years ago.

The Lapanday Plant attacks occurred in April 2017, a month after Duterte gave birth to her youngest son, nicknamed Stonefish, one of the triplets who survived.

The video in question appears to manipulate the facts by using a clip from one of the discussions involving Sonshine Media Network Inc. (SMNI) reporters, where reporters talked about other women senators questioning Duterte’s confidential funds. 

The video replaced the original clip’s background to give the false impression that it was the original content.

The YouTube channel “Pinoy Streamline,” which has 840,000 subscribers, appears to employ similar deceptive tactics in its other videos. Justine Bautista


Justine Bautista is a Journalism student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and an intern for PressOnePH. This piece was created under the supervision of PressOnePH’s editors.


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