MANILA - The Bulacan disaster office on Tuesday appealed to the public not to spread disinformation amid false class suspension announcements on social media.
Liz Mungcal, head of Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said some social media pages on Monday night created fake posts of class suspension announcement bearing their logo.
"Nakalulungkot nga lamang po na may mga kababayan tayo na sinisira ang reputasyon ng mga LGUs (local government units) na naglalagay po ng mga post na hindi naman totoo," she told radio DZMM.
(It is saddening that some people ruin the reputation of LGUs, making posts that contain false information.)
"Katulad po kagabi, ang daming LGUs katulad ng Bulacan Rescue, crinop po yung aming logo at gumawa po ng hindi totoong impormasyon na nagdudulot ng kalituhan sa ating mga kababayan."
(Last night, the logo of many LGUs like Bulacan Rescue were cropped and used to spread disinformation that creates confusion among residents.)
Mungcal instead urged netizens to spread correct information and to monitor their official Facebook page: Bulacan Rescue.
"Ang pinaguusapan po natin dito ay buhay at ari-arian kaya nakikiusap po kami sana kung ano po iyong tamang impormasyon 'yun po ang ating ibahagi," she said.
(We're talking about lives and properties here so we appeal to the public to share correct information.)
Classes in the towns of Bulakan, Calumpit, Hagonoy, Paombong, and San Ildefonso have been suspended in all levels as of this posting.
Meantime, Baliwag town has suspended elementary classes.