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Some of the greatest hoaxes in Philippine history.

PHILIPPINE HISTORY – Here are some of the greatest hoaxes in Philippines which you probably don’t know but were registered in the history.

Hoax in Tagalog is translated as “peke”, “pandaraya” and “panlilinlang”. And with the rich history of the Philippines, it is inevitable that some of the stories from the past are just hoaxes.

Here are some below:

  1. “Sa Aking Mga Kababata” – This poem from Jose Rizal was written when he was 8 years old. However, some historians rebut this. Accordingly, how it was written seemed not done by an 8-year-old boy. And the word “kalayaan” in his poem was used around 1887 and that year, Rizal is alrady 20 years old. It was just assumed that it was from Rizal and rumors has it that the poem was written by Hermenegildo Cruz and Gabriel Francisco.
  2. Ferdinand Marcos as “War Hero” – The late dictator received more than 30 medals for his heroic acts in war but accordingly, this was just a hoax. However, the US military states of having no record about Marcos’ gerruilla, he calls “Maharlika”, fighting in a war during World War 2.
  3. Code Of Kalantiaw – This is accordingly fake as proven by historian William Henry Scott because of some significant inconsistencies. Accordingly, the mind behind this is the Philippines greatest Con Man Jose Marco.
  4. Tribe Of Tasaday – This tribe was discovered by wealthy Filipino official Manuel Elizalde somewhere in Cotabato. Accordingly, the group has stone-age kind of living who wore leaves, spoke their own dialect, and used crude tools like stone axes. But in 1986, Swiss journalist Oswald Iten visited it and was shockingly welcomed by a tribe not only weaing T-shirts and jeans but also spoke of modern local dialects. It turned out that they were T’boli and Manobo farmers forced to act like cavemen just to have gifts from Elizalde.

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