A viral photo that started circulating on Twitter after the polling precincts closed for the 2019 elections, May 13, wrongly claims that the percentage of votes transmitted to the transparency servers at 10:00 pm in the May 9, 2016 elections was 76%, when it was only around 68.53%-70.11% based on various media outlets which had access to the transmission of election returns (ERs).
According to the live updates by Rappler, the partial and unofficial results at the national level at 10:08 pm on May 9, 2016 were based on 68.53% of election returns transmitted, and not 76% as claimed by the viral photo.
On the other hand, the partial and unofficial results provided by CNN Philippines at 10:10 pm and Rappler at 10:20 pm indicated a 70.11% transmission of ERs to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) transparency server of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP). ABS-CBN, for its part, published an article on the presidential race based on 60.98% of ER transmission as of 10:20 pm.
At 10:47 pm, 47 minutes after the time stated in the false claim, the percentage of ERs transmitted to the transparency servers on Election Day was at 73.90%, based on the update released by the Twitter account of DZBB, the AM radio station of GMA-7.
DZUP has yet to receive a statement from COMELEC.
DZUP is part of the fact-checking collaborative project, Tsek.ph, which is spearheaded by the UP Department of Journalism.
ABS-CBN News. https://news.abs-cbn.com/halalan2016/nation/05/09/16/duterte-leads-presidential-race. May 9, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
CNN Philippines. https://twitter.com/cnnphilippines/status/729685399665152001. May 9, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
DZBB. https://twitter.com/dzbb/status/729687735171059713. May 9, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Rappler. Philippine Election 2016. https://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/live-updates-philippines-presidential-elections. May 9-12, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Rappler. https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/729675029894463488. May 9, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Rappler. https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/729678564790927360. May 9, 2016. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Superficial Gazette. https://twitter.com/SuperficialGZT/status/1127984506764324864. May 14, 2019. Accessed May 23, 2019.