THE National Police Commission (Napolcom) warned the public against criminals who will take advantage of the upcoming Christmas season.
"Malapit ng ang pasko. Syempre ngayong kapaskuhan iniiwasan natin dahil ang tao laging may pera kapag pasko. Ang tendency natin mamili lalo na sa ating mga kaanak. Ang mahalaga po dito ay ang pag-iingat," said Cristina Tan, Napolcom's Public Information Officer.
Tan urged the public to be vigilant and alert at all times to avoid being victimized by any modus operandi.
She said when on board any vehicle such as taxi or private cars, always ensure that the doors are locked.
"Ang wallet po natin huwag po natin ipapakita sa maraming tao na makikita na maraming laman. Ngayon po kung sakali bababa tayo (ng sasakyan) ihanda na po natin ang ating mga susi na mabilis tayong makapasok sa ating tahanan," said Tan.
Tan also noted the importance of whistle which can be used in emergency cases, particularly to seek attention or help.
She said several PNP personnel will roam around the malls, transport stations, air and sea ports and other vital installations to remind the public to be more alert and vigilant for their own safety. (SunStar Philippines)