Social media posts falsely claimed that Bayanihan E-Konsulta, the teleconsultation program of the Office of the Vice-President (OVP) for COVID-19 patients, is collecting voter-related information, including precinct numbers.

In a Facebook post on Jan.11, Robredo described the claim as an “unforgivable” fake news at the height of the worst surge of new COVID-19 cases.

Patients who recently availed of the free online consultation service have confirmed that they were not asked to provide precinct numbers or other information related to the upcoming elections.

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