SUNSTAR Cebu erroneously captioned several photos on its Facebook page related to the Karansa Festival in Danao City on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
The Danao City Government did not hold any physical activities related to the Karansa Festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic but instead held an online "Annual Fiesta Celebration."
Around 10 a.m., one of SunStar's reporters, who happened to be in Danao City, took photos of festival dancers riding a blue truck and also of three situationers of a crowd gathering at the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish.
The photos were posted at 10:52 a.m with the caption: "The northern city of Danao celebrates the Karansa festival in honor of the city's Patron Saint Sr. Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Sunday, September 19, 2021."
Several commenters of the post pointed out that the city did not celebrate the Karansa Festival, which was immediately corrected by the social media team at 2:17 p.m.
The caption and images were only published on Facebook and not carried in print and website.
SunStar Cebu regrets the anxiety and furor the post has caused the Danao City Government. (SunStar Cebu)