Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Atty. Lordan Suan has called out a smear campaign against him. A Facebook page, which ironically intends to sell shoes, posted fake news against him and mayoral aspirant Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña claiming that the duo plans to change the name of JR Borja General Hospital to Vicente Emano Memorial Hospital.
“For the record – I never said this. Fake news! This is nothing more than a blatant lie and a smear campaign from a page that purportedly promotes shoes. This page is obviously created for political agenda and merely aims to disinform the people of Cagayan de Oro. This post is to create hate and divisiveness,” Suan emphasized.
“Fake news has no place in a decent, democratic country. We must fight that with truth and facts,” Suan said.
Suan also asked the public to be more circumspect especially when checking the source of information.
“I’m also asking the public a favor: if you read or see a social media post, please check the source and do not hesitate to verify. I’m always here to listen,” Suan said.
Suan is on his second term as CDO councilor. The young lawyer, who has never been absent from the city council sessions and who has gained admiration for his steadfast efforts in seeking clarification as to where the unclaimed ayuda went, has formally filed his candidacy for the First District Cagayan de Oro Congressional seat for the May 2022 elections.