The Philippines Policies Affecting Disinformation
Police have used Article 154 of the Penal Code to jail an individual spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Article 154 criminalizes publishing inaccurate information that may endanger the public order.A bill that would hold officials accountable for spreading false information was ruled unconstitutional. The Cybercrime Prevention act prohibits online defamatory content or "liable".
Attempts to discredit media as disinformation
President Rodrigo Duterte has labeled media outlets as "fake news".