INFODEMIC

Sara reminds public anew not to share unverified reports on social media

For the nth time, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminded the public not to share unverified reports and information on social media after a text message reported 32 individuals from a popular shopping store in the city’s Chinatown area were tested positive of COVID-19. 

“Maghulat sila sa atong official na advise. Kung wala siya sa atoang city government of Davao na mga accounts then dili na siya verified by the city government. Mag-remind ta na dili ta basta-basta mag-share ug information kung dili ma-verify asa gikan. Dili ta basta-basta mag-share og mga information kung dili nato siya ma-verify kung asa siya gikan nga office or agency nga sinugdanan sa information,” the mayor said.

Mayor Sara added that shared information must also be verified with the Department of Health (DOH 11).

“Kung dili ninyo ma-verify with DOH, dili ninyo ipasa-pasa,” she said. 
The same is applicable to the reports also circulating that BDO branch at SM City Davao in Ecoland will be closed due to some employees were reported confirmed positive with COVID-19. BDO has issued a statement ensuring that employees are tested negative and that branches at SM are safe and open until banking hours.  

“As I said it is important nga ang atoang information kuhaon nato didto sa correct office and agency or establishment nga source sa balita ug information nga gipasa-pasa. In this case nga SM ug banko sa SM gipasa-pasa nga manarado tungod sa COVID-19 atoang pangayuon ang official statement sa SM ug sa BDO and in this case nag-release na ang BDO ug offical statement,” Mayor Sara said.
She also reminded the public that information like these are needed to be presented first to the public.  

“These are things nga dili ginatago-tago as these are things nga dili kinahanglan nga murag surreptitious ang pagpasa pasa ang information nga murag it’s a highly confidential information,” she said.
The mayor assured that the city government of Davao will not withhold information from the public. 

“Because it is important nga mahibalo ang mga tao sa information, timely, accurate information nga muabot sa ilaha so that ang mga taga Davao they can properly respond and planned kung unsa ang ilahang mga lihok. The fact nga gipasa-pasa siya nga murag ayaw saba this is confidential information kanang mga ingon ana, sa ingon ana pa lang nga tono klaro na kaayo nga dili siya tinuod because the city government will not withhold information na importante sa inyuhang safety and protection. In fact naa gani ta risk assessment nga gina-publish para sa mga tao na gibabuhat nato to guide them sa ilahang pagtuyok,” she said.