Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has branded as “fake news” reports that she would place the entire city under lockdown.
The local chief executive advised the Dabawenyos to get government advisories, announcements, decisions, and other information from legitimate sources such as the official website and social media accounts of the city government.
“We are reminding our fellow Dabawenyos that any information not coming from official city government accounts or official city government channels, social media, radio station, and advisory publications of our mainstream media partners, there is no truth to any information,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio said that there has never been a discussion on the implementation of a city-wide lockdown contrary to the posts proliferating on Facebook.
She said that the only lockdowns the city imposes are house, compound, street, and barangay lockdown.
She renewed her appeal to Dabawenyos to refrain from sharing unverified information from social media platforms to avoid panic.