THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) advised the public to refrain from posting vacation or travel details on social media during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day to avoid being taken advantage by criminals.
Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, public information officer of BCPO, said Bacolodnons should be security conscious as they leave their houses during the holidays.
“Avoid posting details of your trips on Facebook because other people might take advantage of the situation and commit a crime,” she added.
Vargas said it would be easy for criminals to track down the activities of a person if the details are posted on social media.
She added that it is everyone’s obligation to secure themselves and their properties to avoid being victimized by criminals especially robbers.
The police also advised the public not to bring cards, speakers, liquors, bladed weapons and other contrabands inside the cemeteries.
The BCPO and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) posted safety tips and preventive measures on social media to prevent occurrences of crimes during the two-day holiday break.
In churches, beach resorts and other public places, police advised the public to avoid wearing jewelry, bringing big amount of money, and always know the assistance desks and first aid stations.
Don’t leave valuables unattended and always keep children away from crowded places, the police added.
The public were also reminded to lock all doors, windows, gates, and to switch off all appliances when leaving the house, adding that it would be best if somebody can check the house if the owner will go on vacation for a few days.