- Michael V. assured netizens that he is alive after a death hoax about him circulated online
- The Kapuso star, also known as Bitoy, posted on his Instagram account a screenshot showing a headline claiming that he already died
- He debunked the fake news and reminded his followers to be cautious in believing and spreading false claims
- Bitoy earlier announced in his latest vlog that he got tested positive for COVID-19
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Michael V., also known as Bitoy, recently assured netizens that he is alive following a death hoax about him circulating online.
KAMI learned that Bitoy posted on his Instagram account a screenshot showing a headline that reads, “BREAKING NEWS: Aktor na si Michael V. o BITOY ay Pumunaw na Kanina lamang…”
The false claim was published by a ‘GMA24ORASNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM’ which tried to replicate GMA News and Public Affairs nightly newscast, 24 Oras.
The Kapuso actor and comedian debunked the fake news in his post’s caption.
"Muntik ako mahulog sa kama!" he quipped.
He then reminded his followers to be cautious in believing and spreading fake news.
“Si Josie Gonzales, advance mag-isip. Ingat po tayo sa mga ganito. Gusto ko lang imulat ang mga tao sa dangers ng Covid pero ibang danger po ang ipi-prisinta n’yo sa pagkakalat ng mga ganito,” Bitoy wrote.
He also added that, “Netizens, kayo na po bahala.”
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Bitoy's post then garnered various reactions from his Instagram followers. Here are some:
"Kinabahan ako, pray lang po Sir Pits."
"Kinilabutan ako nung lumabas sa news feed ko sa ig. Di magandang biro eto lalo na parte ka ng pamilyang filipino @michaelbitoy. Get well soon at laban lang sa hamon ng buhay kuya bitoy, god bless you and your whole family and friends."
"Omg kinabahan ako."
"Literal na virus ang fake news."
"Thank God this is not true! I hope you get well soon and thank you for all you do to entertain us even if you’re under the weather!"
Michael V. is one of the most acclaimed male actors and comedians in the Philippines. In 2013, he won Best Comedy Actor at the prestigious PMPC Star Awards for Television.
He announced in his new vlog uploaded on July 20 that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Bitoy is among the prominent celebrities like Iza Calzado and Christopher de Leon who caught COVID-19.
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