QC Mayor Joy Belmonte says dad alive and well, wonders about near simultaneous posting of false info

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Former Speaker Sonny Belmonte is in perfect health and is in good spirits, according to Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte who debunked false claims made online that her father has passed away.

“There is absolutely no truth to this alleged ‘Breaking News’ item. By God’s Grace, my father is alive, well, and in good spirits,” the mayor said.

She thanked those who expressed concern and made the effort to check if the statements being circulated were true or not.

“I can assure everyone that my Dad is perfectly healthy,” she added.

She wondered about how the fake news came about, even as she noted that art cards spreading the claim were posted around the same time.

She urged the public not to repost and spread these.

“Like other fake news of this nature, I can only speculate its origins, and wonder why several deceptive artcards were posted at approximately the same time. Needless to say, I would like to request all truth-loving netizens to kindly refrain from sharing this false information, and if possible, correct it if they encounter it on their social media feeds,” she said.