PNP Denied Allegations that Police Shares “Red-Tagging” Post Online

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has denied the allegations that policemen are sharing “red-tagging” post on social media.

On Monday, PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reminded police officers who use social media to be cautious because some of their posts could be misinterpreted. Police officers were not “profiling” neighborhood pantry organizers, according to Eleazar.

“Nire-remind natin ang kapulisan mag-ingat sa pagpo-post ng mga ito dahil nami-misintrepret siya,” Eleazar told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

“Sa pagkakataon na nakatutok ang lahat, tingin niyo po ba ay gagawa pa kami ng anumang bagay na pwedeng makasira sa aming reputasyon at imahe?” he added.

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The newly named police chief then encouraged the public to report any police profiling. “Iparating niyo lang sa amin,” he said, “at we will warn them and make the appropriate sanction sa mga pulis natin.”

Earlier this year, a number of police officers and government officials were involved in “red-tagging” posts on social media, which targeted public figures. The Maginhawa community pantry was forced to close its doors last month after its founder was publicly chastised by state powers and government officials on social media.

Meanwhile, the PNP chief claimed that violators of minimum health requirements will be treated with the utmost severity. President Rodrigo Duterte has previously demanded that people who wear face masks inappropriately be arrested.

“Ang bilin ko, paghuli sa kanila, bigyan agad ng face mask at dalhin sa lugar na pre-identified na. Hindi sila ikukulong at di sila sasaktan,” Eleazar said.

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