Netizens responded with concern regarding Philippine Daily Inquirer’s shared photos about the Marawi incident.
These photos, showing a burnt car and what has left of a burnt establishment, were shared last Wednesday, May 24, around 11:50PM, by Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Facebook page.
A netizen named Loel RT pointed out that these photos are fake and not taken from the Marawi incident.
“Oh man… don’t fool us. Google search by image will tell the truth. The result is Cotabato bombing 2013,” Loel commented.
Many netizens agreed with Loel that the photos were from the Cotabato bombing in 2013.
“I think this photo is not in Marawi City,” said Lucas Sarangani in agreement to Loel’s comment.
“sa cotabato ito hindi sa marawi,” added Roy Alexis Bico.
Furthermore, netizens stated their alarm and dismay on Inquirer’s spreading of fake photos.
“Please stop spreading nonsense posts like this. This is not the actual photo of what happen[ed] in Marawi city right now. This photo [was] taken years ago,” John Dee, a concerned citizen, wrote.
“Don’t spread false picture please,” added Sarah Jane S. Daud.
On the other hand, Mamad Alonto, another netizen, said that only the photo showing a burnt school building is taken from the actual Marawi incident.
“This is the only true picture of what happened last night,” Alonto said.
As of writing, the post has already been deleted by the Inquirer’s Facebook page.