Death of former Speaker Belmonte fake news

Death of former Speaker Belmonte fake news

By Rjhay E. Laurea

MANILA — The Belmonte family denies reports circulating online that their patriarch, former House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, Jr., has passed away.

In her official statement, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte denied the report saying that her father is very much alive and healthy.

“There is absolutely no truth to this alleged ‘Breaking News’ item. By God’s Grace, my father is alive, well, and in good spirits,” Mayor Belmonte said.

The younger Belmonte expressed her gratitude to the people who showed concern and took the time to verify if the reports were true or not.

“I can assure everyone that my Dad is perfectly healthy,” she said.

“Like other fake news of this nature, I can only speculate its origins, and wonder why several deceptive cards were posted at approximately the same time,” the mayor added.

Belmonte called on all truth-loving netizens “to kindly refrain from sharing this false information, and if possible, correct it if they encounter it on their social media feeds.”

Former House Speaker Belmonte was also a former mayor of Quezon City. (ai/mtvn)

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