You know you messed when even a Marcos calls you “fake news.”
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said it is not true that the country is now in its second wave of COVID-19 cases. It was Health Secretary Francisco Duque III who made the claim and is now under the hot seat for it.
“Ang second wave ay ang pangalawang pagdagsa ng kaso matapos ang unang pagbaba nito. Hindi pa po bumababa ang mga kaso natin sa bawat araw,” Marcos said.
“Huwag tayo magpakalat ng fake news dahil ito ay maaaring magdala ng kapahamakan sa mga tao. Hindi ito biro,” he added.
Duque has since corrected himself and said in a House hearing that the country is under the “first major wave of sustained community transmission.”