You will be charged! — Police to those spreading fake news about COVID-19 vaccines

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has warned the public to stop spreading fake news about the government’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign to avoid being charged in relation to cybercrime. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert…

Karencitta named Youth Ambassador for Visayas

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana singer Karen Ann “Karencitta” Cabrera was appointed Youth Ambassador for the Visayas of the Youth for Truth Philippines, a program that combats fake news. Karencitta confirmed to CDN Digital that she was…

Lacson takes Roque, Galvez to task on real price tag of Sinovac

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson turned the tables on presidential spokesman Harry Roque who earlier branded as fake news the reported P3,629 cost of Sinovac’ vaccine for two doses. “We dare ask: Are Secretary Roque and…

Gov’t warns public vs false info after ‘fake news’ on holiday ‘lockdown’ circulates online

Christia Marie Ramos 12/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Government officials on Sunday warned the public against false information from unverified sources after various posts on social media claimed that a nationwide lockdown will be imposed during the holidays. National Task Force on…

Fake news nipped in the bud

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 12/02/2020

Seasoned journalists from the print era told me that despite best efforts, mistakes still creep into a newspaper. Typographical errors are forgotten, but errors of fact or opinion are corrected in a rejoinder that appears the next…

‘I’ve been in Davao all along,’ Duterte says after rumored treatment in Singapore

Krissy Aguilar 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday quashed rumors that he flew to Singapore over the weekend for emergency treatment, saying he has been staying in Davao City “all along.” Duterte belied the “fake news” circulating…

Cybercrimes ‘prevalent’ during quarantine

Dona Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Phishing, online scams, and “fake news” about the pandemic have emerged as the most prevalent crimes in the country while it is under quarantine, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). “Based on law…

Facebook seeks to offer more ‘context’ on virus posts, warns if stories are old

Agence France Presse 06/26/2020

  SAN FRANCISCO–Facebook said Thursday it was looking to add notifications about the source of coronavirus-related posts and will warn users when they share stories that are more than 90 days old. The moves aim to add…

Heart Evangelista clears pregnancy rumors: ‘A sensitive topic for me’

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 05/24/2020

  Actress Heart Evangelista has cleared speculations that she is expecting. “I am not pregnant… fake news. Thank you for all your wishes but I am not,” she said on Twitter yesterday, May 23. “I’d like to…

‘PH, province of China’ geotag is fake news – Roque

Julie M. Aurelio 05/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang has dismissed as “fake news” a location tag on social media that declared the Philippines as a province of China. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he did not see the need to comment…

NBI summons Mocha Uson for posting fake photo of PPE donation

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 05/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has summoned Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Margaux “Mocha” Uson for violating the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. “She is being investigated by our Cybercrime…

Texts about ABS-CBN Cebu workers having COVID-19 is fake news

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has tagged as fake news a message that has circulated via mobile text messages claiming that military  troops were sent in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City to enforce a total…

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