MANILA — Fact checkers fack-checked what they believed was a “fucked-up” handling of facts particularly the claims of the Leni-Kiko camp and their media handlers regarding a “grand rally” in Bacolod City, accordingly attended by 70K warm bodies that filled the Paglaum Stadium into bursting capacity.
Here’s the report of the FACT-CHECKERS:
FACT CHECK: Around 70,000 supporters attended the Leni-Kiko tandem’s grand rally at Paglaum Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental.
Based on the posts of mainstream media outlets such as Rappler, ABS-CBN, and Manila Bulletin, the crowd in the rally of Leni-Kiko tandem in Paglaum Sports Complex Bacolod, Negros Occidental reached 70,000.
Is it TRUE or FALSE?
The Paglaum Sports Complex is a total of two hectares. With a total area of two hectares, including the stage, ringsides, upper and lower boxes, and bleachers, and an estimated 16,000 square meters for the audience, the sports complex could only comfortably hold 16,000 people only, or one person per square meter. Even if, for the sake of argument, we opt to double the figure or at two people per square meter, the total complex could only hold 32,000 people at the most.
If we believe the claims of Rappler, ABS-CBN and Manila Bulletin, then it should be logical to say that the Paglaum Arena surpasses in capacity even the biggest indoor events complex in the world — the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, which is almost five times bigger, at almost 10 hectares, and considered as the world’s largest indoor arena. The Philippine Arena, however, can only accommodate 55,000 people at most.
Paglaum also surpassed the 36,500 people capacity Saitama Super Arena in Japan and the 27,000 people capacity Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan in an instant.
According to the post of netizen Benjie Jr Contreras: “Compare the claimed 70,000 crowd at the 4 hectare Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod City to the 50,000 crowd at the 120 hectare Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California, USA. This proves how bloated and deceiving Robredo’s camp and the MSM estimate of 70,000 attendees in the pink rally plus all-star concert. LIES AFTER LIES AND AFTER LIES OF THE PINKS.”
“How can you state Paglaum can handle 70k in a four-hectare size and divided by two for BPO industry when the capacity is 16k times two?” Sino pinagloloko niyo? The Philippine Arena has a capacity of 50 000 people and is spread out across 140 hectares. ” As the individual on social media accurately remarked. The user mockingly said, “Do the arithmetic much better than your banners.”
here’s the link of the said post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2832615503697979&id=100008486709924
“WE FACT CHECK THE FACT-CHECKERS WHEN THEY FUCK UP.”