PNP Offers Protection to Ana Patricia Non Over Death Threats Received
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will provide protection for Ana Patricia Non, organizer of Maginhawa Community Pantry, over death threats.
Maginhawa Community Pantry is the forerunner of all other community pantries across the country. Ana Patricia Non built the “Bayanihan” campaign to assist citizens in need despite government assistance during the pandemic.
Non, on the other hand, was accused to be tied to communist parties. Non, the founder of the first “Community Pantry,” had to shut down her business after authorities “red-tagged” her.
Non announced on Tuesday that she had been threatened with death and sexual harassment. Her phone number was also being used without her knowledge to place orders with an online food delivery service.
Meanwhile, Non was encouraged to file a complaint with the nearest police station and report the abuse she had been subjected to by newly named PNP president Guillermo Eleazar. Non could use law enforcement agencies, including security detail, he said.
“Nakahanda po ang PNP na tulungan si Ms. Non lalo na kung may banta sa kanyang buhay. Maaari siyang dumulog sa pinakamalapit na police station para ireport itong mga threats na natatanggap niya at agad na maimbestigahan ng ating kapulisan kung sino ang gumagawa ng mga ito,” Eleazar said in a statement.
“Huwag po siyang magdalawang-isip na lumapit sa ating mga awtoridad dahil sinisiguro ko sa kanya na aaksyunan ng PNP ang kanyang mga hinaing o reklamo,” he added.
Eleazar stated that authorities will investigate all possibilities, including Non’s past alleged red-tagging, which she claims is the source of her online abuse. He added that the Anti-Cybercrime Group could assist in locating and apprehending Non’s harassers.
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