Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Public warned of scam in wake of recent Maasin City flooding

THE City Government of Maasin warned on Thursday, June 4, 2021, a scam circulating on Facebook about a parent who is asking money for the hospitalization of her daughter who was allegedly injured during the massive flooding in the city on June 1, 2021.

“Upon verification from our office, we found out that the post of certain Ms. Jennlyn Ricarte Delgado asking for financial assistance for the operation of her daughter is not true,” said Mayor Nacional Mercado.

“As far as we are concerned there were no reported individuals with major injuries that were brought to Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) for immediate operation or medical assistance,” he added.

According to the mayor, they will try to ask help from the police “to investigate further and track down those who are responsible.”

“I would like to remind everyone to please verify reports in our office and be careful and mindful of this kind of modus/scam especially during these times,” the mayor said in a statement.

The city government has posted an official list of phone numbers for emergency response services.

Meanwhile, Mercado said that they continue to conduct damage assessment and needs analysis, along with the relief operations, for the barangays that were hit by the intense flooding due to Tropical Storm Dante.

“The City Government of Maasin is doing its utmost best for the welfare of all Maasinhons,” Mercado said.

On Friday, June 4, all city officials and employees on duty will also hold a clean-up drive along Barangay Combado coastal areas to restore the cleanliness of the city after the floods. (SunStar Philippines)


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