PNP warns netizens against posting summer trips on social media
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday warned netizens against posting information on their summer trips and schedules on social media, which may be used by lawless elements as leads when breaking into residences.
“Sa mga netizens, ang ating paalala sa lahat ay kung maaari sana para na rin sa inyong seguridad ay wag naman po agad agad na i-po-post ninyo na kayo ay aalis ng inyong bahay at sasabihin niyo kaagad kung saan kayo patungo,” PNP spokesman Col. Bernard Banac said in a press conference on the summer security plans of the PNP.
(We remind netizens that if possible, for their security, they should not immediately post information on social media that they are leaving for a vacation and where they are headed.)
Banac advised netizens to only share information on their trips in private messages or only post on social media once they are back home.
“Pero kung ito po ay makikita ng lahat, paalala po kung maaari ay huwag na pong gawin or i-minimize natin alang-alang na rin sa inyong security, dahil baka may magtangka rin na gumawa ng hindi maganda or labag sa batas, halimbawa ay pagnanakaw [o] akyat-bahay,” he said.
(But if this will be seen by everyone, we advise the public to not post at all or minimize posting in social media for your security, because some may try to steal from or break into your houses.) / gsg
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