MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After three emotion-filled hearings, the Senate committee investigating the proliferation of fake news on the Internet concluded its proceedings today by declaring the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Rappler as sources of fake news.
Committee Chair Senator Grace Poe announced that she and her colleagues have come to this conclusion after resource persons invited to testify at the hearings presented uncontestable evidence to prove that the two news sources are perfect examples of fake news.
Among the evidence provided to the Senate committee included Inquirer’s ‘killing’ of Indonesian death row inmate, Filipina Mary Jane Veloso who was convicted of drug charges. Inquirer reported that she was executed, but Veloso remains alive to this day.
Also presented was Rappler’s Pia Ranada’s report that President Duterte had appointed Nikki Prieto-Teodoro as the new DSWD Secretary to replace Judy Taguiwalo whose appointment was rejected by Congress.
In her concluding statement, Poe thanked the resource persons for their truthfulness and courage in helping the committee get to the bottom of fake news on social and mainstream media.
All’s well that ends well.