By Prince Golez
Malacañang urged the public to report to law enforcement agencies any false report of a crime during the enhanced quarantine period in Luzon.
In a statement on Friday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo urged the public to be discerning about what they read on the web.
“It is observed that there has been a sudden surge of fake and alarming news of alleged crime incidents or planned crimes to be committed and are being circulated online,” said Panelo.
“They create panic, confusion and fear among our people. We denounce the proliferation of such false narratives.
“We ask our people to report to the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies any occurrence or commission of a crime through the following: 09173125626 (Globe); 09988940013 (Smart); 7253176 (Landline) or PNP2019nCoVARRopns@gmail.com (E-mail),” he added.
Last Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon on lockdown for 30 days to to stop the spread of coronavirus that had killed 17 people in the country.