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PNP warns public vs 2017 hoax crime news resurfacing on social media

/ 05:50 PM September 22, 2022
The Philippine National Police is warning the public against the re-emergence of a 5-year-old false crime report on social media.

Facade of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. Image from pnp.gov.ph website

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday issued a warning to the public about the resurfacing of a 5-year-old false crime report that has been circulating on social media.

The PNP was referring to a hoax that was debunked in 2017 when a Facebook post purported to reveal the finding of a mutilated body in Quezon City.

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“Please always be mindful of the authenticity of the information and the credibility of its source,” PNP chief Rodlfo Azurin Jr. said in a statement.

“Unverified information or any information that cannot be independently validated as factual should always be dealt with caution and prudence, especially if the source is dubious or unknown,” he added.

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