Satire page throws shade at ‘rich kids’ of Cebu amid quarantine violations during weekend party

A satire account tweeted a scathing remark about a party that was hosted at an establishment in Cebu City amid the still raging coronavirus pandemic.

The Philippine Daily Sun‘s tweet read: “Just In: Economy in Cebu booms as rich kids detached from reality have the time of their lives.”

To resemble more of a news report, it also attached a link. Instead of directing users to an article, it leads to a music video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

It was posted on June 6 and had since earned over 12,600 likes and circulated more than 4,000 times on the micro-blogging platform.

The tweet was referring to the crowded bar in Metro Cebu, one of the high-risk areas for viral transmissions. A video of the gathering was shared by a concerned resident.

In the video clip, customers did not observe the mandated minimum public health standards against COVID-19 such as physical distancing and wearing of face shields and masks.

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