Treñas subject of false social media post on COVID-19 test

first_imgIn his Facebook page, the city mayorrefuted the post. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñasdenied having taken a test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * 09985986101 * 09999955072 Adelbert Pedregosa, 51, was arrestedon Saturday. He reportedly posted on his Facebook page, “Please help me spread the news drisa Deca Homes brgy Pandac, Pavia 30 personslisted/classified persons under monitoring all had travel history abroad,Manila and other parts of the country yet they refused to put themselves underhome quarantine hambal sang brgy captain Pandac Pavia kaina sang nagestoryahanay kami kaina ni brgy captain perti ka salawayon sang mga ini wlasila naga tinir sa ila balay naga lagaw sila ya.” “Madamunga salamat sa mga naghatag pagkabalaka sa akon, pero indi na kamo magkabalakabangud sa liwat, indi ina matuod,” the mayoradded. The controversial post was taken downyesterday. A subsequent post stated that the Facebook account Cessa Bales washacked. People should not spread fake news andmake people panic, said Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6information officer. Public Safety and TransportationManagement Office head Jeck Conlu said an investigation would be conducted. Nevertheless, the city mayor expressedgratefulness to those who showed concern. In the Facebook page of a certainCessa Bales, a post read, “I was listening to the radio…Ilonggos! Let’s prayfor Mayor Jerry Treñas. He is undergoing a test for he had a close contact witha person positive for COVID-19. #PrayforMayorJerryTreñas.” A social media post claimed Treñastook the test after having been exposed to a person with the illness. * 09989967112 The post further read: “I’mafraid if ang 1/4 sang 30 PUMs have COVID-19 after being tested malapta gid angCOVID-19 dri sa amon brgy sa Pavia kag sa bilog nga province ofIloilo. Please share this post kay Dr. Trabado and to Gov. Toto Defensor kaytindogan ko ini ya ang gin post the next Italy is Deca Homes brgy Pandac,Pagka province of Iloilo.” He assured the public he wouldcontinue to be transparent with his health condition. The Pavia police released Pedregosaafter the latter posted a bail bond of P6,000./PN The telephone numbers are thefollowing: “Indimatuod nga nagpa-test ako para sa COVID-19. Kag indi man matuod nga naka-closecontact ako sa isa ka tawo nga positibosa nasambit nga virus,” Treñas clarified. “Kunmatuod ina, ako mismo ang mapahibalo sa inyo tanan. Prangka man ako kag walagid nagabinutig sa inyo,” stressed Treñas. The four hotline numbers are open24-7. “We will run after those spreadingfake news on COVID-19,” said Malong. * 09995587914 The PRO-6 launched the hotline numbersfollowing the arrest of a resident of Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo who wassubsequently charged with violating Article 154 of the Revised Penal Code(unlawful use of means of publication and unlawful utterances). Treñas The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)opened hotline numbers early this week through which the public could alert itabout people spreading “fake news” on COVID-19.last_img