MORE Power on circulating fake news: More Electric and Power Corporation (More Power Iloilo) recently issues a statement, clarifying the circulating fake news as identified by the Department of Health (DOH). In a social media post by the health regulatory body, a video has been circulating making claims about the COVID-19 vaccine: that the vaccine contains live virus and that it may lead to altered immune resistance.
“Binigyang linaw ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan ang kumakalat na bidyo patungkol sa COVID-19 Vaccines. Hindi naglalaman ng buhay na virus ang COVID-19 vaccines at hindi nito papahinain ang ating katawan. Bagkus, mas papalakasin pa nito ang ating resistensya. Walang ebidensya na ang spike protein mula sa mRNA vaccines ay nakakahawa at delikado sa katawan. Dagdag pa rito, walang katibayan na ang mga COVID-19 vaccines ay nagdudulot ng atake sa puso o makaka apekto sa utak,” in a social media post by the Department of Health.
“The Department reminds the public to always verify information found online only with legitimate sources. Maging BIDA, alamin ang tamang impormasyon,” it adds.
Moreover, in the circulating video, the logo of MORE Power is seen in the background.
“The public is hereby informed that MORE Power is not in any way associated on the wrong information tagged as fake news by the Department of Health particularly published on a local talkshow “Mug Session”. It has to be cleared that the inclusion of our logo on the program’s backdrop does not necessarily imply our endorsement of the views expressed by them,” MORE Power Iloilo, in a social media post.
“Plain and simple, MORE Power is just one of the sponsors and therefore has no control over the nature and content of the said program. As we face this pandemic, MORE Power has been very helpful to those seeking our support including public information programs hosted by the local media to aid them get through this current crisis, but we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether issued by them or by their program guests. Any reliance by its viewers place on such information is therefore strictly at their own risk,” it adds.