A men's club in Quezon City on Monday denied that a senator visited their place on March 16 and that their staff who were in contact with him were placed under self-quarantine.
In a statement sent to the media, the management of Pegasus KTV-Ultimate Men’s Club “vehemently denies social media posts about a government official who was allegedly seen inside the establishment on March 16, 2020.”
It reacted to a March 25 Facebook viral post using the club’s letterhead that “one senator (was) seen drinking beer inside the bar” with a “closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed him enjoying at table no. 3…” on March 16.
The netizen who posted the supposed fake news, however, did not identify who the senator was.
“Beware of fake news circulating on social media that a government official was seen inside our establishment on March 16 when in fact we issued a notice of temporary suspension of operations from March 14, 2020 until April 14, 2020,” the club management’s statement read.
“Unfortunately, information on social media regarding a government official who was allegedly seen at the establishment on March 16, 2020 has started to circulate through a fake announcement that used the establishment’s logo. Please beware of fake news,” Pegasus said.
“The management of Pegasus said it would like to state on record that it abhors the use of fake information as irresponsible and damaging, not only to the company but also to the people whose names were mentioned in those malicious information,” it added.