The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned the public against a fake Facebook page posing to be DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista’s account.
The bogus FB page which used the photo of Sec. Bautista has posted a status on ending anarchy and dynasty in the country. Furthermore, it was used by some netizens as a channel to request for inclusion in the different DSWD programs.
The DSWD emphasized that the Secretary has no Facebook account, and that he will not run for any position in the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, the Department reminded the public to only refer to DSWD’s official Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/dswdserves or @dswdserves, which has over 1.1 million followers, for announcements and updates regarding various services and programs of the Department.
The Department is currently taking appropriate action and investigation regarding the incident.
For any similar incident, the public is advised to report it to the DSWD Agency Operations Center through the 8888 hotline.