#HumanRights #Information VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pro-Duterte vlogger misleads in claiming UN resolution proves ‘no EJK’ in PH
Video blogger (vlogger) Byron Cristobal, a Duterte and Marcos supporter better known as Banat By, misleadingly claimed that the adoption of a resolution calling for the improvement of the human rights situation in the Philippines by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) proved there were no extrajudicial killings in the country.
In his YouTube vlog running over an hour, Cristobal cited an Inquirer.net article about the UNHRC adoption of the resolution on Oct. 7 at its 45th session. He said:
“Ito (Here): No EJK. Oh ayan ah (There.). Ito pala iyon (This is it)...Iyan iyong (This is the) 'resolution, which was adopted by consensus (without voting) during the council’s'... 'provide support for the country in its continued fulfillment of its international human rights obligations and commitment(s).' Sa madaling salita, wala naman silang nakitang EJK (In short, they didn’t find any EJK). Yari sila (They’re finished).” Source: Banat By official YouTube account, WALANG EJK SA PINAS-United Nation (sic) /PIRMA KAY VELASCO OLATS, Oct. 7, 2020, watch from 53:27 to 53:53
As of Oct. 15, Cristobal’s video has been viewed over 36,630 times. It could have reached more than 6.8 million social media users, with Facebook pages Mocha Uson Blog (which he co-manages), DDS News, and his own Banat By generating the most traffic for the video.
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