ABS-CBN News featured wrong photos of the alleged properties of the children of presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte, not once but twice. This is what two netizens recently revealed on Facebook, explaining the real details of the said properties, which were showed live TV and was seen by thousands of televiewers.
According to a certain Bianca Alejandro this Wednesday, May 4, the photo that was shown in TV Patrol Southern Mindanao is not a Duterte property, but rather a property of their church. A commentator clarified it is the Maranatha Christian Academy in Davao City. The netizen urged ABS-CBN to verify details before they report a news.
Ms. Alejandro posted a screenshot of the ABS-CBN News video, with the title, “Trillanes: Duterte Children Own 38 Properties, Bank Accounts” The said news was reported this Tuesday, May 3. Upon checking the link to the news video, we found out that it has been deleted on their official website, but at YouTube as well.
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Meanwhile, a certain Shiela P. Francisco posted on her Facebook page a photo of a house which was used by ABS-CBN News in their news report titled “Umano’y ari-arian, milyones ng mga anak ni Duterte, isinawalat” (Alleged properties, millions of the children of Duterte, exposed.) This is likely a Filipino version of the news mentioned above.
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Based on the caption of the photo, Ms. Francisco said that the house is their property, and not Duterte’s. She demanded ABS-CBN News to remove the said photo. But just like the TV Patrol Southern Mindanao news video, this ABS-CBN news video in question has been deleted, as well as the Facebook post of Shiela P. Francisco.
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Credit: Shiela P. Francisco Facebook
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Apparently, ABS-CBN appears to have relied on the list of alleged Duterte properties as recently claimed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. As reported at Philstar this Monday, Trillanes said the Mayor Rody Duterte has 40 properties, including 34 in Davao City, one in Davao del Norte, two in Dipolog city, Zamboanga del Norte.