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DepEd Warns Public Against Fake Cash Aid Posts

The Department of Education (DepEd) has cautioned the public about fake posts circulating online, falsely claiming that the agency is distributing cash assistance to graduating students.

In a statement, DepEd emphasized that parents and students should refrain from sharing personal data and school documents with fraudulent individuals.

The deceptive posts bear the DepEd logo and feature a cutout of Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte, promising applicants P8,000 in cash assistance for graduating college, senior high, junior high, and elementary school students. Perpetrators of these fake social media posts also request documents from the Philippine Statistics Authority and school records, like good moral certificates and report cards.

“The DepEd reminds everyone to stay vigilant against misinformation. For official announcements and information about the Department, please visit our official social media platforms and website,” the agency stated.

Both DepEd and the Office of the Vice President have been targets of similar fraudulent schemes on social media in the past year. DepEd encourages the public to report misleading and suspicious information regarding basic education to [email protected].


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