There is no truth to the “malicious quote card” circulating in social media claiming that Interior Secretary Eduardo Año advised couples to observe social distancing after having sex to prevent coronavirus transmission, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.
Año said, “We at the DILG are not inclined to make such false and malevolent claims, neither will we tolerate them. False and derogatory news like these intend to impugn the institution’s credibility and undermine the progress we have thus far accomplished in the fight for Filipino survival.”
Interior spokesperson Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the department already notified the national police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Anti-Cybercrime Group on the issue.
Malaya said the department was ready to file criminal charges against the perpetrators for being peddlers of gossip and fake news during the coronavirus pandemic.