DAVAO

Public warned vs spreading false info

AUTHORITIES have warned again those who will spread false information of attacks that they will file cases against them should they be proven guilty.

"Baka mag-circulate na naman 'yong misinformation to the public. Davao City is always so strict with this policy on implementing 'yong sa backpack, jacket, at the same time 'yong sa mga canister. Baka kasi may umikot na naman na information that will mislead the public na strict ang Davao City because merong nakapasok or may gagawa ng threat dito sa Davao City," said Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao spokesperson Police Major Jason Baria.

He said there are no direct security threats in the region.

"We are doing this safety and security measures because of the incident that did not happen in Davao region but happened outside Davao region," Baria said.

With the 34th Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration this month, authorities are now in full alert status because of the influx of visitors both locals and foreign nationals who will join in this year's annual festivity.

They have been disseminating information on the do's and don'ts when joining the lined-up activities such as bringing of backpacks that could be used to conceal explosives like what happened in Jolo, Sulu sometime ago.

Baria reminded the public to refrain from spreading unverified reports on terror attacks in different places in Davao Region.

He warned netizens to not post the unverified reports on their social media accounts or share them to friends.

"Go directly sa ating security sectors sa AFP-PNP (Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police) or any law enforcement. I-directly forward niyo doon so that iba-validate natin yan kasi kung ilalagay niyo sa newsfeeds kakalat lang yan," he added.

Should there be existing threats, he said they would immediately inform the public about it to warn them.

"Once mabigay mo yan [false report] at ilagay sa newsfeed, ikaw ang mate-trace ng security ng technical, so ikaw ma-subject for questioning," he said.


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