False posts circulate online about jailed Philippine senator

Published on 29/07/2021 at 10:54

A video that has been viewed tens of thousands of times online claims jailed Philippine Senator Leila De Lima was removed from office and barred from seeking reelection in upcoming 2022 polls. But these claims are false. As of July 29, 2021, De Lima was neither removed from office nor barred from reelection, the Philippine Senate and Commission on Elections separately told AFP.