Fake News: Cebu Parish Priest Did NOT Impregnate Two Daughters Of His Associate Pastor

Fact Check

  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news website Meganews360.com came with a spectacular fake news story titled: "Cebu Parish Priest Impregnates Two Daughters Of His Associate Pastor". The story opens:

CEBU, Philippines - A Cebu-based parish Priest was arrested for raping and impregnating two daughters of his associate pastor in Barangay Palanas, Alcantara town.

Police say the name of the priest has been withheld to protect the identity of the 14 and 16-year-old children.

The victims mother learned of the incident after she confirmed that her daughters, are already three and five months pregnant.

Police said that at around 3 p.m. on Thursday, the girls and their mother went to the police station to report the alleged rape perpetrated by the priest as the church failed to penalise the parish priest.

First clue the story is fake: the image used to illustrate the article is actually of a police officer named Ronald Sacan being arrested in 2015 during a raid on a drug den in Cebu City.


Second clue: the names in the story don't check out and neither is there an exact date or place.

Third clue: meganews360.com is a well known hoax website that regularily publishes fake news.

Last and final clue: local sources have already contradicted the story and no mainstream media sources have reported on the events.

Meanwhile the story is being shared around widely as you can see in the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article. If you notice anyone spreading the rumor around you can help by pointing them to this article here because nobody likes fake news.

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