Vice President Leni Robredo, who has repeatedly become the subject of malicious and false stories,
urged the Duterte administration to take “concrete steps” to combat the proliferation of false information.
In a statement Friday, Robredo expressed support for Singapore’s call for action against misinformation
to Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-states.
The vice president stressed that the Philippines should be at the forefront of implementing the Joint Declaration
to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Fake News, which was crafted last May.
PH battle against misunderstanding
The country took an active part in paving the way for the framework as the chair of the ASEAN Ministers
Responsible for Information last year, Robredo noted.
“This battle is especially vital for us in the Philippines as we keep on seeing phony news multiply, weakening
open talk and adding to the spread of false and incorrect data among out individuals,” she said.
Robredo included: “A very much educated citizenry is of most extreme significance to our majority rule government.
This approaches every one of us to remain against falsehood and battle to guarantee that reality will dependably have space in our nation’s discussions.”
Robredo FB post to end bits
In May, she posted a two-section video arrangement on Facebook to end bits of gossip about her own and expert
life that have nagged her since she turned into the VP.
Furthermore, Robredo expose cases of involve with anybody after the demise of her better half, being pregnant, carrying on with an extravagant way of life, among others.
She additionally reveals to her staff to be more forceful in getting out phony data about on that they should, in any case, be honorable in doing as such.