Kilala na! Comelec filing raps vs fake news spreaders
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is set to file cases against fixers involved in propagating fake news concerning the polls, COMELEC Commissioner George Garcia said on Wednesday (May 4).
“Asahan niyo po in the next succeeding days, even after the elections, we will be filing cases against these individuals simply because mali po ‘yung ginagawa nila,” he said during the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum.
Despite this, Garcia assured that COMELEC assured that “we will always observe constitutional due process.”
Garcia revealed this after the COMELEC created early last month Task Force Kontra Fake News which he heads.
The task force is aimed at running after those behind the creation and propagation of fake news about election process.
“Fake news, pakiiwasan po natin ‘yan,” he advised the public.