Goma vows fight against 'fake news'

Published October 6, 2021, 4:19 PM

by Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY — Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez vowed to fight against fake news or misinformation and disinformation.

Gomez, who filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) Wednesday (October 6) replacing his wife, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez as representative of the 4th congressional district of Leyte, stressed the importance of protecting not only the press but also the public.

“It’s a law that will protect each one of us,” he said, citing that it will be one of his priority legislations aside from promoting youth and sports as well as his anti-illegal drug advocacy.

Aside from youth and sports and anti-illegal drugs, Goma vowed to fight against ‘fake news’ once elected in congress. He is running for Leyte 4th Dist. representative. (Marie Tonette Marticio/Manila Bulletin)

Lucy, who accompanied Goma, together with the Ormoc Development Team will be gunning for the mayoralty post in her hometown in Ormoc City.

The husband-and-wife tandem will be running under the PDP-Laban Cusi wing.

They also vowed to support the vice-presidency bid of Senator Bong Go.

Despite not having a standard-bearer yet, Gomez stressed the need to elect candidates that are not linked to illegal drugs and corruption.

“I’m hoping that next president will also have a very strong stand against illegal drugs. It’s the most important (thing) that we need from the upcoming president, he needs a good peace and order program,” he added.

Lucy, for her part, agreed that without a good peace and order program and discipline, crimes will proliferate.

“We really have to choose our leaders well, and not only choose the leaders well but let us see that people associated with the candidate,” she maintained.