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Digos workers told: Don’t play Pokemon Go during office hours

/ 01:56 PM August 12, 2016

DIGOS CITY, Philippines—Government employees playing Pokemon Go during office hours could face charges, Mayor Joseph Peñas warned Friday.

“Stay away from Pokemon Go while working,” Peñas told city hall employees, adding that they will be charged for dereliction of duty.

Aside from playing Pokemon Go, Peñas also reminded city hall employees not to use government computers or even their personal gadgets in opening their Facebook accounts during office hours.

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“We are here to serve the public,” he said, adding that they could play the game or go online during their rest days.

Peñas also asked the public to respect and not enter religious places and government offices when they hunt for Pokemons to avoid making disturbance.

On the other hand, the Davao del Sur provincial police office reminded the public to take extra precautions while hunting Pokemons because robbers could take the opportunity to victimize them.

Senior Supt. Samuel Gadingan, the provincial police director, said Pokemon players should also avoid unlit areas to avoid being victimized by robbers. RAM/rga

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