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Friday, August 26, 2022

PRO-13 spox: “No report of kidnapping incident since the start of face-to-face classes”

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY --  “We are thankful that here in Caraga, we don’t have any report of kidnapping incidents based also from the records of our Regional Investigation and Detection Management Division of Regional Office 13.”

This was the statement of Police Major Jennifer Ometer, Public Information Officer (PIO) of Police Regional Office (PRO) 13, during the “Kapihan at SM City Butuan”, hosted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga.

“I am also encouraging the family members to be alert and not to be perceived by the information that they see and hear online, as these could be false or baseless, and could only cause panic and unnecessary fear. Let’s prevent ourselves from sharing information which is not verified/validated by the authorities,” said PMaj Ometer.

She added that per Article 154 Revised Penal Code, those who would intentionally attempt to post or share or print or by any other means of disseminating malicious information online to cause public fear will be facing the corresponding punishment for committing violation.

“Under Section 18, Article 154, titled "Unlawful use of means of publication and unlawful utterances" penalties will be imposed on a person who will publish false news by passing it off as legitimate news through print or other publication methods,” revealed Ometer.

The lady PNP official also called on the parents to look after the safety and welfare of their children. “We, in the PNP, also urge the parents to be attentive to their kids and monitor their activities when inside and outside of the school premises. We might have intensified police visibility following the start of the opening of face-to-face classes, yet each one of us still has to take part in securing the safety and security of our school-children,” she said. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)