The fake memorandum being circulated claims that government employees, including members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), will have two days of their salary deducted to raise funds for relief operations in Turkey and Syria following the recent earthquake. However, the Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil has stated that the memo is fake.
The Office of the Executive Secretary is now working with authorities to determine the source and origin of the fake memo, and Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin has denied issuing such a memorandum. It is unclear at this time who fabricated the memo or why it was created.
The spread of false information has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the age of social media, with fake news stories and hoaxes being shared widely on various platforms. These types of fake news stories can have serious consequences, such as causing confusion and panic, as well as undermining the public’s trust in government institutions.
The officials involved in the fabrication of the memo will be held accountable for their actions. The government takes this matter seriously and is committed to ensuring that accurate and reliable information is disseminated to the public.