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Sotto, Bato confident PNP will get to the bottom of reported Pasay abductions

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 12/2/2019 AMITA LEGASPI,GMA News
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At least two senators expressed confidence Monday in the capability of the Philippine National Police to deal with the reported disappearance of several youths in Pasay City in recent days.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the PNP does not need to be instructed on what to do.

“I’m sure, they know what to do. PNP does not need prodding from politicians and armchair critics,” he said in a message to reporters.

Senator Ronald Dela Rosa, a former PNP chief, said he is aware that the police organization is already following a lead, but that he does not want to make it public so as not to jeopardize operations.

“Alam ko merong teorya na sinusundan ang PNP tungkol diyan and I’m not at liberty to tell you kung ano ang kanilang theory. Mamaya ma-jeopardize ang kanilang operation d’yan. So alam ko meron silang sinusundan na lead dyan,” he said.

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano last week directed the city police to look into reports of disappearances that have been circulating in social media. 

The police are currently reviewing CCTV footage of a possible abduction.

Dela Rosa said the public should not panic.

“Huwag silang matakot d’yan. Mga isolated cases ‘yan. Merong apparently commonality sa mga pangyayari na ‘yan... na pareho silang in-abduct... magbabarkada ba ‘yan, magkakakilala ba ‘yang nga bata na yan?” he said.

In a statement, Senator Imee Marcos said the PNP should implement an information drive to help the local government and families keep children safe. — BM, GMA News

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