Many Filipinos can read and write, but they cannot separate fact from fiction.
Scammers prey on them. Promise high ROI, and they jump in. Scammers disappear when caught. But they return when people forget. People forget in a matter of weeks.
Politicians manipulate Filipinos because they are quick to believe that everything on Facebook is factual. Troll farms feed them factoids for breakfast. Then they share what they ate.
Be careful with what you read. Unlike in the olden days, you can fact-check what you read. When something is too good or too bad to be true, it is not true.