(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.5°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).



Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Statement by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar: On fake news circulating online claiming Pres. Duterte is using COVID-19 vaccines to “depopulate” the PH

There is no truth to circulating social media posts that the COVID-19 vaccines are being used by the Duterte administration to “depopulate” the Philippines. For detractors or critics to spread lies and claims that the Duterte administration and other officials is involved in such a sinister plot is laughably ludicrous and reeks of nutty conspiracy theory.

Our government has been working hard to achieve population protection through our national COVID-19 vaccination program so that we can protect everyone against the virus and minimize mortality by developing an immune response to it.

Such an attempt to misinform the Filipino public and induce paranoia when factual scientific basis support the safety and efficacy of vaccines against COVID-19 is malicious and ill-natured, and should not be tolerated. We ask the public not to believe these posts and use sound judgment when encountering other similar false information.