FALSE: List of dead, captured former UP students who became NPA

25/01/2021 7:37:00 PM

At least 8 of the people on the list are still alive, not captured, and have not been linked to the New People's Army

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WATCH: A military-owned Facebook page names 27 people who are supposedly graduates of the University of the Philippines who became members of the communist New People's Army and were ‘dead or captured.’ This claim is FALSE. Read:

At least 8 of the people on the list are still alive, not captured, and have not been linked to the New People's Army

At a glance:Claim:A list of former UP students who joined the New People's Army (NPA) are now dead or captured by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).Rating:FALSEThe facts:At least 8 people on the list are public figures who are still alive and have not been captured as members of the NPA. There have also been no official reports or proof that they were members of the NPA.

Why we fact checked this:At least 12 Facebook pages that identify as linked to the military shared this list on Thursday, January 21.Complete details:A list on the Facebook page"Armed Forces of the Philippines Information Exchange" names 27 people who are supposedly"UP [University of the Philippines] students who became NPA [New People's Army] (died or captured)."

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Jan 23, 2021 2:49 PM PHT At a glance: Claim: A list of former UP students who joined the New People's Army (NPA) are now dead or captured by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).(Alcadev) teaches Lumad children how to become members of the New People’s Army (NPA).Feb 25, 2021 3:12 PM PHT At a glance: Claim: "Lumad" is a word that was made up by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People's Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF).Mar 12, 2021 7:35 PM PHT At a glance: Claim: Senator Panfilo Lacson said in a sponsorship speech that the lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc are members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Rating: FALSE The facts: At least 8 people on the list are public figures who are still alive and have not been captured as members of the NPA. There have also been no official reports or proof that they were members of the NPA. Rating: FALSE The facts: The photo is of a theater performance held at the 2017 graduation ceremony of Alcadev. Why we fact checked this: At least 12 Facebook pages that identify as linked to the military shared this list on Thursday, January 21. Why we fact-checked this: This claim was posted by Presidential Communications Coordination Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy on Facebook. Complete details: A list on the Facebook page"Armed Forces of the Philippines Information Exchange" names 27 people who are supposedly"UP [University of the Philippines] students who became NPA [New People's Army] (died or captured). Why we fact-checked this: This post has 413 reactions and 586 shares as of writing." The list was posted on Friday evening, January 22, and had at least 916 reactions, 58 comments, and 467 shares before it was taken down on Saturday morning. The video is still available on the group's Facebook page.

According to CrowdTangle data, there are at least 12 other Facebook pages that posted the same list on Friday. Complete details: Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (Alcadev) graduation ceremony and encircled men with guns on the graduation stage. Complete details: Spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Lorraine Badoy claimed in a post on Facebook that the word"Lumad" was made up by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People's Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF). This claim is false. At least 8 names on the list are journalists, former government officials, lawyers, teachers, or entertainment personalities who are still alive and have not been captured as members of the NPA. The page"Pinoy Exposé" describes itself as “a fact finding society aimed at revealing the truth and exposing facts behind all the lies. They are the following: Rafael Angelo L. Badoy's post has had 1,100 reactions, 114 comments, and 305 shares as of posting. Aquino is a partner of the . As of writing, the post has 413 reactions, 33 comments, and 586 shares. Badoy had red-tagged.