Dealing with Disinformation Amidst the Infodemic


As the world continues to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, we are also under the threat of a likewise dangerous outbreak of inaccurate, false, and misleading information. Amidst this ‘infodemic’, it is best that you know the different ways you can protect yourself and your community through our Remote Learning Resources.

Training every Filipino to be “fake news-proof”

Pre-coronavirus, Filipinos were already the world’s heaviest internet users, spending an average of 9 hours and 45 minutes per day online. Imagine how much more now as most of us are stuck in our homes under quarantine. While we may be safer at home from COVID-19, the threat of “fake news” remains with us, right at our fingertips 24/7.

In these challenging times, how can we make Filipinos “fake news-proof”?

IWAS in #IWASFAKE means ‘to avoid’ or ‘to prevent.’ It also stands for the four habits and skills that a person must develop against misinformation and disinformation, especially in this time of the pandemic.


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Ikalma ang sarili

(Pause and calm down)

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Wag basta maniniwala

(Be skeptical)

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Alamin ang source at konteksto ng impormasyon 

(Check the source and context of the information)

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Salain muna bago i-share at Sitahin ang nagkakalat ng mali 

(Filter what you share and call out disinformation)

Free remote learning resources for all teachers

Integrate the #IWASFAKE modules into your existing curriculum or teach them as a complete course. Register for FREE and get access to other ready-to-use learning materials:

  • Worksheets
  • Performance tasks
  • Slide decks
  • and more…

Why use the #IWASFAKE resources?


The #IWASFAKE Course is written in 3 languages: English, Filipino, and Bisaya.


Resources are made for both online learning and modular learning modalities.


#IWASFAKE resources feature real-world and localized examples fit for Filipino learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote learning is the same as “distance learning” which happens when the learner and the instructor are separated by time and distance and therefore cannot meet in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education of the Philippines (DepEd) has mandated schools to adopt different learning delivery modalities for remote learning: Modular Distance Learning (MDL), Online Distance Learning (ODL), and TV/Radio-Based Instruction.

YES! While the #IWASFAKE modules and its related materials (e.g. worksheets, quizzes) are especially designed for the Grade 11/12 core subject Media and Information Literacy (MIL), teachers from all grade levels and subjects are free to adopt and integrate any of our contents in their curriculum. We do our best to make our resources inclusive and adaptive by making it available in English, Filipino and Bisaya, and in digital and non-digital forms. 

Out of The Box Media Literacy Initiative (OOTB) has produced learning materials and organized educational training programs on media literacy since 2014. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our regular face-to-face programs had to be shelved. #IWASFAKE was conceived to shift our efforts in a program that will directly benefit Filipino teachers and students in their transition to remote learning.

Out of The Box Media Literacy Initiative or OOTB is a SEC-registered non-profit, non-government organization that organizes workshops and campaigns, and produces educational resources on media literacy. Thousands of teachers and students from more than 150 high schools and universities nationwide have been beneficiaries of our various programs. We continue to innovate and strive to mainstream media literacy in Philippine education. 

#IWASFAKE Remote Learning is made possible with the support of our partners.

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