Local media such as CNN Philippines, Philstar, and ABS-CBN News received praise from netizens for fact-checking President Rodrigo Duterte.
First off, a netizen lauded Philstar for fact-checking an article of the Presidential Communications Operations Office regarding a tweet that they claimed to have trended.
Sabe lang namin kahapon, mag fact check. Itong PhilStar naman masyadong kinareer HAHAHA pic.twitter.com/wzDE8R8cG6
— Japheth (@japtobias) November 18, 2020
Then, other netizens followed and praised the fact-checking efforts of the local news outlet Philstar.
When we say fact-check, Philstar says “yes ma’am”
— HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE (@bellelaideroona) November 18, 2020
Inaabangan ko talaga ang pag fact check ng Philstar ehh 🤣
— Justine Cudiamat ★ (@JustineTime023) November 18, 2020
Secondly, CNN Philippines also received praise from netizens alongside the news outlet Rappler.
CNN Philippines and Rappler soing their job to fact-check. Joseph Morong, on the other hand,… nagpapacute nalang sya para sa Presidente lol
— enzo. 🤡 (@itsenzobishes) November 17, 2020
If others (Pia Ranada, CNN Philippines, etc.) can fact-check live, why can’t they?
— D (@dandumapit) November 18, 2020
Then, netizens lauded ABS-CBN for fact-checking President Rodrigo’s statements.
— insaladaguy (@ajee65913357) November 18, 2020
Lastly, ABS-CBN writer Jamaine Punzalan received praise from a netizen for fact-checking the President himself on every tirade he made against Vice President Leni Robredo.
"But how accurate are the Chief Executive's claims? Here is a fact-check."
— Josiah Antonio (@josiahvantonio) November 18, 2020
Additionally, this netizen acknowledged most local media on their fact-checking while chiding GMA7 for the lack of it.
— Gelo (@gpemps) November 17, 2020