Weather anchor and television host Kim Atienza asked the public to stop spreading fake news amid the Taal Volcano eruption.
A chain message citing Kuya Kim and UK television network BBC began to spread yesterday after Taal Volcano erupted. The message asks the public to turn their cellular phones off from 10:30 pm to 3:30 am.
“Turn off daw mamaya ang mga cp 10:30 PM hanggang 3:30 AM kase malakas ang radiation dahil sa cosmi rays, nucli atomic. Ibinalita na ni Kuya Kim at sa BBC news sa cable. Delikado’t bka nakkamatay daw. Wag itabi sa pagtulog ang cp, and please pakiforward din sa iba for their information. – (Forwarded) Kung outside Phil, imssge nyo relatives nyo…”
A concerned netizen on Twitter reached out to Kuya Kim to clarify if the message was legitimate.
Kuya Kim was quick to deny the message’s authenticity.
“This is recycled 10-year-old fake news. They always spread it when a disaster happens. Totally not true,” he wrote.