Mayor Lani Mercado went trending online after she mistakenly called the new coronavirus as COVID-14 instead of COVID-19 according to a video found online.
The Mayor of Bacoor City posted a short video clip where she delivered a message saying that the virus can be defeated if everyone cooperates. Yet, her positive intention instantly got converted by several netizens into a comedic meme and the reason why Mercado became the target of social media bashers.
“Ako po si Lani Mercado-Revilla na nagsasabi po sa ating lahat na sama-sama, tulong-tulong laban po sa COVID-14.”
At the time of this writing, COVID-14 is trending on twitter and at the number two spot.
Here are some of the reactions of netizens: