Australia's ABC News spreads fake news about Ph, says Sotto

Senator Vicente Tito Sotto felt shocked when he saw a news from Australia's ABC News depicting the political opposition as the target of martial law in the Philippines.

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In his interview while he's in Brisbane, Australia, Sotto said the said network is spreading fake news about the Philippines.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao last May 23 when the Maute terrorist group entered Marawi City.

"Iyung ABC News dito pinapanood ko. Ang sama ng balita tungkol sa Pilipinas. Puro mali yung mainstream media nila pinanggagalingan ng fake news hindi Facebook," Sotto stressed.

The said senator is currently on Australia for the boxing match of Senator Manny Pacquiao against Australian boxer, Jeff Horn.

He added that the news also mentioned that martial law was intended to jail opposition members like De Lima.

"Nagulat ako meron Indian-looking na reporter, na re-report sa Pilipinas. Sinasabi niya ang Pilipinas nag-declare daw ng martial law para ikulong ang political opposition," he said.

He shared that in the said news, they used Sen. Leila de Lima, Duterte's greatest critic as one of the opposing population who was put to jail because of the president's martial law.

Source: Politics