Philippine elections 2022

Posts mislead on gas prices under former Philippine dictator Marcos

Updated on 17/06/2022 at 10:17

Facebook posts circulating in the Philippines have repeatedly shared a photo of a petrol station alongside the misleading claim that it shows "affordable gasoline prices" during the term of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose son and namesake won the presidency in a landslide in May. In fact, the image was taken after Marcos Sr was deposed, while historical accounts indicate gas prices soared in the country during his two-decade rule.