The Department of Education (DepEd) cautioned the public against falling for fake class suspension advisories made by a Facebook page called “Walang Pasok Advisory.”
DepEd also denied any affiliations with the page, whose posts have been making rounds on social media as they claimed classes are suspended on specific dates, announcements which turned out to be fake.
“The DepEd has not made any announcement regarding the suspension of classes on Nov. 23, 24 and 27 being circulated by Facebook page Walang Pasok Advisory,” the agency said in a statement on November 20.
“The DepEd encourages the public to be more vigilant against fake news and half-truths and be more discerning of information that they accept and disseminate,” it added.
The agency urged the public to check genuine class suspension announcements and other DepEd-related information on their official website at www.deped.gov.ph or at their official Facebook page “DepEd Philippines and Twitter account “DepEd_PH.”
The Philippine Star also denied any links with the same Facebook page after it posted that the newspaper reported class suspensions for November 28 and 29.
The page tagged philstar.com as its source when it made the false announcement.
On November 19, ABS-CBN also denied affiliations with the Walang Pasok Advisory page.
“ABS-CBN News is not affiliated with Facebook page “Walang Pasok Advisory,” which used our photo and logos without permission,” the page said in a statement.
It encouraged the public, however, to check their verified pages for information.