The Manila City government urged all netizens to keep away from sharing false information by using an old footage of the Divisoria Night Market.
The said footage is mistakenly understood by the public as taken during the COVID-19 crisis
Consequently, the said LGU released an actual footage, as well as several photos of what Divisoria looks like in the morning. All during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.
Netizens expressed dismay for the misleading footage of Divisoria released by Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr.
Secretary Locsin posted this footage last April 15, saying “Even more hopeless. Extend the lockdown here until 2029.”
The Manila “Yorme” announced on his official Facebook and Twitter pages that Secretary Locsin, as well as Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda (who apparently helped in circulating the old footage as well) already gave an apology for the misinformation.
“Natanggap na po ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Maynila ang paumanhin nina Congressman Salceda at Secretary Locsin. Please po sa lahat, verify first before posting. We do not want to increase the public anxiety sa gitna ng krisis na ito. Maraming salamat po (The Manila City government has already received the apologies from Congressman Salceda and Secretary Locsin. We urge everyone to verify first before posting. We do not want to increase the public anxiety in the midst of this crisis. Thank you very much),” Moreno appealed.
People are defending and applauding Mayor Isko for uploading new Divisoria footages recorded during the COVID-19 fight.
“Nice move po, always salute of what you are doing in everyday together with your team. Always job well done,” @Mariejo98202624 said.
Grocery Shopping under ECQ
While under the imposed enhanced community quarantine, Luzon residents are being encouraged to practice social distancing.
Therefore, foot traffic to public places, like Divisoria, are being regulated.
To avoid the hassles of falling in line for long periods of time, the Manila LGU already imposed schedules on some markets.
Other residents, meanwhile, opt to get their food and other necessities through different online grocery services in Metro Manila.