Claim: Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has issued an executive order banning large gatherings of people in Cebu until June 2022 to prevent virus spread.
It’s not true that Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has issued an executive order banning large crowds of people in Cebu until June 2022 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The “announcement” came from the satire page “Cebu Dairy News” on April 21, apparently meant to draw laughs from its followers.
In the satirical “JUST IN” “news” item, the humor page reported Garcia’s draconian reaction after Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo’s rally in Mandaue drew 250,000 people. Garcia had endorsed Robredo’s rival, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
But the satire post drew the ire of Garcia, who posted the following day a screenshot of the post with the words “FAKE NEWS” superimposed.
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