San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora slammed yesterday the malicious social media post circulating online falsely tagging the city as the area where a jewelry store robbery recently took place.
Zamora clarified that the robbery occurred in Serramonte Mall, Daly City, in California, USA and not in Greenhills, San Juan, unlike what the post had said.
The said robbery occurred on September 15, 2021 wherein four suspects have been already arrested by the police.
The mayor said that the police are now investigating the fake news and warned that they will file legal action against those who will be proven responsible.
“The false attribution of this crime to San Juan City is already under investigation by our San Juan City Police. Should malicious intent be proven, we will prosecute those responsible to the full extent of the law, as this puts the City of San Juan in a bad light and disregards the hard work of the local government and the police in maintaining peace and order in the city amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” Zamora said.
“We ask those behind this fake news to refrain from further spreading false information that may cause fear and confusion in our citizenry. As we make our way out of these dark times, let us instead be agents of peace and goodwill, helping each other recover from the effects of this pandemic and return to the path of a peaceful and successful Makabagong San Juan,” he added.