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    Statement of the Vice President on Singapore’s Call for Action Against Misinformation

    We support Singapore’s call for ASEAN member-states to follow through on the bloc’s collective commitment to fight misinformation in the region.

    This fight is particularly important for us in the Philippines, as we continue to see fake news proliferate, impairing public discourse and contributing to the spread of false and inaccurate information among our people.

    We urge the administration to take concrete steps to address this problem, guided by the ASEAN Framework and Joint Declaration to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Fake News, which was crafted at the 14th Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) in May 2018.

    The Philippines took an active part in paving the way for this framework, as chair of the AMRI in 2017. As such, we should be at the forefront of efforts to implement the Declaration as a guide in combating the proliferation of fake news, and improving media and information literacy.

    A well-informed citizenry is of utmost importance to our democracy. This calls on all of us to stand against misinformation and fight to ensure that truth will always have space in our country’s conversations.

    Posted in Press Releases on Aug 10, 2018