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Roque threatens charges vs fake news peddlers


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said he would file charges after a false statement being attributed to him circulated on social media.

In a televised briefing, Roque said he never downplayed the threat of COVID-19 as claimed by a manipulated quote card of the Manila Bulletin.

“Sinabi naman po ng pahayagan na fake news talaga iyon. Ang sinabi ko daw ay, ‘COVID lang iyan, kaunti lang ang namamatay, kahit umabot pa ng sampung milyon.’ Hindi ko po sinabi iyon. Ang sinabi ko po ay ibang-iba,” he said.

 

 

“At iyong mga magkakalat ng fake news, sasampolan ko po kayo. Paimbestigahan ko kayo at ako po ay magsasampa ng kaso, antayin ninyo po iyan.”

He urged people not to spread false information amid the pandemic.

“At mag-ingat po tayo sa mga fake news. Tanging sa web page lang po ng Presidential Spokesperson or sa Harry Roque page kayo kumuha ng impormasyon or di naman kaya sa PCOO web pages,” he said. — DVM, GMA News