Be a reader so you won’t fall for fake news, says Jojo Binay

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Reading can sharpen one’s brain, as former Vice President Jojo Binay very well knows.

And Binay would like the public to be readers as well so that they won’t easily fall for fake news.

“Magbasa lagi, para hindi maniwala agad sa tsismis,” Binay said.

Binay, who is running for Senator, made the statement after he debunked rumors that his health has deteriorated.

He said he has been a reader since he was young, with the habit instilled in him by his parents.

His father was a librarian and his mother a teacher, and they helped developed his love of the written word.

It’s a skill that is important in this age of disinformation, he said.

“Sa kanila ko nakuha ang ugaling magbasa lagi ng dyaryo at mga libro. Importante yan, lalo ngayon na nagkalat ang fake news,” he said.