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Sen. Pacquiao Denies Soliciting Donations on Social Media for Taal Victims

Sen. Manny Pacquiao denies that he was apparently not connected to solicitations on social media for victims of the volcanic eruption.

Pacquiao Denies
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In the report of Inquirer, two senators called on the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) Anti-Cybercrime Division to track down those behind bogus donation drives for victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. And to those who spread false information about the eruption.

Pacquiao Denies

Senator Manny Pacquiao said in the statement that he would ask NBI’s Anti-Cybercrime Division and the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) to track down those behind the bogus social media accounts soliciting donations supposedly for Taal eruption victims using his name.

“Sa mga gumagamit ng aking pangalan para makapanlinlang sa kapwa, mahiya naman po kayo. Labis-labis na ang paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan ay nagagawa niyo pang manloko ng inyong kapwa,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao added that he is not afraid to file a case against the people who are behind this bogus social media post and pages. He would file the appropriate complaint before the social media platforms, especially Facebook, and request that such accounts be taken down.

“I am warning you, tigilan niyo na yang panloloko niyo dahil tinitiyak ko na hindi ako titigil hangga’t di kayo matunton at masampahan ng kaukulang kaso,” he added.

Aside from this, the senator said that they he directly contacts local government units to deliver assistance to those affected by eruption. Pacquiao stressed that if and when he would ask for donations, it will only be through his official social media accounts.

He said the following are his only legitimate social media accounts:

Personal Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:

  • Personal Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @MannyPacquiao
  • Foundation account on Facebook: @MannyPacquiaoFoundation; Instagram:@PacquiaoFoundation and Twitter: @MPac_Foundation

Taal Volcano is currently staying at Alert Level 4 according to PHIVOLCS. Authorities have warned not to spread fake news that could cause panic among citizens.

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