Mayor Lim appeals to Dagupeños to refrain from believing ‘fake news’

March 21, 2020 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment

 By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

 DAGUPAN CITY- City Mayor Brian Lim has appealed to his constituents to ensure that the news and information they are receiving are true or not.

 “ In these times, many information come our way. Some are true, others are fake. Being Dagupeños, please see to it that the information you are getting are true or not,” Lim appealed in a Facebook video released by the city’s Public Information Office (PIO) on March 13.

 He said that to ensure right information the Facebook page of the city’s PIO will be the primary source of information from the city government.

 “ On this (Facebook) site, what you will read are true, objective and most of all verified,” he said.

 Lim also informed the Dagupeños that he has already accomplished many activities in the city to resolveCOVID-19.

 “I join the call of Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III in declaring the suspension of classes starting March 16. The suspension of classes will give way  for us to disinfect and clean the schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 especially to our students,” he said.

 He also said that he has already consulted various agencies and stakeholders in the city to provide preventive measures in case COVID-19 will enter the city.

 “I want also to inform our city folk that the Bangus Festival will be temporarily postponed. This is a mass gathering that could be a source of the spread of COVID-19,” Lim said.

 He further said that there are no persons under investigation (PUI) on COVID -19 in the city.

 “ That is not a guarantee that in the future, COVID-19 will not affect us. I would like to convey this message to the senior citizens, since they are the most vulnerable to be affected by COVID-19. Senior citizens are advised not to attend parties and big gatherings to prevent the infection of COVID-19,” he said.

 Lim also advised the Dagupeños to practice personal hygiene by regularly washing their hands with soap and water as recommended by DOH, to refrain from touching their faces to avoid the virus in entering the body system, and conduct social distancing by not attending social gathering.

 “I appeal to you not to resort to hoarding and panic buying.Your city government will assure you that we will have enough food and water supply, which could be accessible to you. Don’t panic. There are cases that those affected of COVID-19 have recovered,” he said.

 He warned the vendors of not increasing the prices of their products illegally by taking advantage of the situation.

 “Let us be one and united. Let’s show to the world that we are disciplined, can help each other and have belief to our Lord Almighty,” he said.

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