Quantcast
Latest Stories

PNP eyes opening Twitter account for crime reporting

By

PNP. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking at using the social media to make it easier for the public to report crimes to police authorities.

The PNP chief, Director General Alan Purisima, said the idea of the police going online was prompted by a data report showing a significant number of crime victims do not report their ordeal to authorities for several reasons, of which includes inaccessibility to police stations.

“For example, when somebody was victimized by a robber, he or she doesn’t report it anymore because the police station is too far. But these reports are needed by us,” he said in Filipino.

The figures that will be derived from these reports, the PNP official said, can be used as reference for the number of police officers a particular area needs.

He said attention will be directed to other areas if the records would be incomplete.

With this, Purisima said he is looking at using Twitter as venue for easier reporting of crime incidents, adding that he has tasked the Directorate for Police Community Relations to work on the idea.

Announcements will be made soon, he said.

In its mid-year report of accomplishments, the PNP said it has arrested 16,661 wanted criminals in police operations.

Ten were killed and 131 others were forced to surrender.

The arrested wanted persons included fugitives listed as Most Wanted with hefty bounties on their heads, Purisima said.

He also said 75 organized crime groups have been neutralized. Almost 500 members of these crime syndicates were put behind bars.

More prominent among these neutralized criminal gangs were the Batangas-Romblon-Leyte (BLR) Group, believed involved in bank robberies in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Six members of the gang led by Rex Borinaga were arrested on May 3 while reportedly casing a bank branch on the West Service Road in Sucat, Parañaque City; the Martinez carjacking gang allegedly led by Juan Martinez who was arrested in Masbate City along with three gangmates on May 8, 2013; four arrested members of a gun-for-hire group believed responsible for the assassination of a village councilor in San Pablo City on April 5.


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter




Recent Stories:

OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief 49 mins elapsed Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies 2 hours elapsed Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft 2 hours elapsed Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet 2 hours elapsed Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors 2 hours elapsed Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason 3 hours elapsed Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report 3 hours elapsed Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco 4 hours elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Crime , nation , News , PNP , Twitter

  • themask celestial

    Wala nangng nagyayari sa face to face reporting sa twitter pa kaya. Minsan I called police station, i refer ka lang sa barangay, tawag ka sa barangay irefer ka sa pulis.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    may nang iiscam na anticrime support group at crime buster group.
    nahuli nyo na?
    binabagsak ang mga pangalan ng heneral nyo. office ay sa cubao
    dami bank account, parang PNP talaga. both legal at illegal. :)

  • Batang 80′s

    PNP should also look on how to verify a certain incident na reported sa twitter. Kung walang verification, tataas ang crime rate kasi kahit sino pwedeng mag-tweet kahit wala namang nangyari lalo pa ngayon maraming galit sa pulis.

    • Batang 80′s

      I forgot to add na kung sa MMDA useful ang twitter kasi ang tao pwedeng kuhanan ang certain situation sa kalsada, yun ang proof na totoo ang report. Kung sa PNP, paano po makukuhanan ang sarili mo na actual kang hinoholdap eh ang unang gagawin ng tao eh itago ang cellphone? POLICE VISIBILITY pa din ang pwedeng solution.

      • Batang 80′s

        One more thing, may sumasagot na ba sa 117? two years ago nung tumatawag ako sa 117, walang sumasagot, i-re-report ko sana ang actual na pagnanakaw ng steel railings sa kamuning flyover.

  • Mux

    People do not report crimes because we are afraid of being victimized TWICE! First by the criminal and second by you corrupt cops!

  • Gastig

    Wow bright idea…..sinong nakapagisip nito?! :(



Copyright © 2014,
.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
  1. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  5. Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  6. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  7. Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  8. Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  9. ‘Virtual’ 10-year-old Filipina snares 1,000 webcam sex tourists
  10. Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  3. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  4. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley
  7. IT technician found guilty of defrauding firm of P130,000
  8. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  9. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  10. Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  8. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  9. Why didn’t missing jet passengers use their cellphones?
  10. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

News

  • Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Sports

  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • Advertisement
    Marketplace