Ombudsman disowns Twitter, Facebook accounts

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MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman denied Friday that it has an account in the popular social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.

The account of a certain “Ombudsman Morales,” @OmbudsmanPh, bearing a picture of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appeared in Twitter a few days ago.

The account has been actively posting tweets and replies to Twitter users. It has attracted 84 “followers” as of Friday.

As of 2:20 p.m. Friday, the account had sent 163 tweets.

“Thank You for The Trust and Support with the Office of The Ombudsman in Unrelenting pursuit of Good Governance #ManindiganKontraKatiwalia,” says one of the messages.

But the Ombudsman’s public information office said it does not have yet an official Facebook or Twitter account.

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  • Mario Salazar

    Well, the Office of the Ombusdsman should have one so people can send their message directly to that office. We, the people deserve to be heard.

  • PinoyBlogger

    Fake accounts can be reported to corresponding social media sites. These fake accounts were probably setup by the accused. Desperate measures are starting to surface.

  • Super Mario

    ganyan lang, simply disowned?? how about taking necessary action on whoever created that account? Catfishing is deception, most likely, stealing one’s identity.

  • Ed Molina

    good thing this early na-disown na ng ombudsman. otherwise, kung later pa at medyo mali mali na pino-post sa mga accounts na yon baka sabihin pa ng mga tao nagpapalusot lang.

  • Angry Nanay

    Gustong manggulo.

  • nick

    baket kaya may mga tao na mahilig mag panggap… sakit sa utak yun a.

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