QUEZON CITY, April 21 -- The Office of Civil Defense on Monday, April 20 denounced misleading posts of netizens using photos of PPE's being unloaded from a military aircraft for business purposes claiming that the items are for sale.
"Days ago, the agency has received some reports of misleading posts. One of which was a photo of PPEs being unloaded from a military aircraft used by a netizen for business purposes, claiming that the items in the photo which are intended for distribution to hospitals are for sale. The OCD condemns the said act as well as the other disinformation which aim is to advance a personal interest," OCD said.
The OCD which leads the distribution of medical equipment such as face masks, protective coverall suits, gloves, goggles, and other supplies, reiterated that all equipment sets are being distributed directly to various health institutions.
"The agency assures that donations and other procured items by the government are being received by intended beneficiaries as it uses a strict monitoring system for its distribution," the OCD said.
It further assured that donations and other procured items are properly managed as it upholds transparency and efficient arrangements and that anomalous transactions will be dealt with accordingly.
"However, if the agency discovers any irregularities, it assures the public that appropriate actions towards people involved will be given and appropriate charges will be made as warranted," it stressed.
The OCD once again calls on public to be cautious, check sources, and refrain from sharing unverified information.
Meanwhile, the agency has launched a section for COVID-19 donations on its website, in which public can access the list and other further details of donations http://www.ocd.gov.ph/donations.html (PIA DDCU/OCD)