Red Cross denies spreading info on mall security threat

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2017 07:35 PM | Updated as of May 24 2017 07:55 PM

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Wednesday warned the public against fake safety advisories allegedly announced by the organization on their social media accounts.

"The Philippine Red Cross has not sent out text message, private messages via Facebook, or other social media platforms warning the public against going to malls due to a security threat," the PRC said in its official statement.

"PRC does not issue security advisories as such can only come from the national government, particularly security offices," the statement read.

The organization urged the public to vet information posted on the internet before spreading news to family and friends. 

"Let us be prudent in believing and sharing unverified information that may cause panic and fear," the group said.