Baguio still safe, cops assure

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City Police Office assures the public that the city is still a safe place to live, study, work and do business amid the occurrence of isolated but highly publicized crimes.

According to BCPO Deputy City Director Police Lt. Col. John Cayat Jr., the incident where the naked body of a dead woman was dumped in a garage of a residence in a barangay of the city is still the subject of an in-depth investigation that is why the public should not come up with speculations that might cause further confusion.

Further, he stated that the public must also refrain from sharing unverified reports and insinuations on the case that are posted on social media to avoid sowing fear among the residents and tourists about the real situation in the city.

Cayat explained that in the case of reported missing persons, there is no truth to the reports because those individuals that had been earlier reported to have gone missing already went home and joined their families.

The public should avoid sharing the same on social media because it adds up to the confusion of the people on the said matter instead of helping clarify. Moreover, he added that the reported presence of different colors of vans that are allegedly involved in the kidnapping of children, mostly girls from the various schools in the city, is also not true because there are no reported kidnapping incidents that transpired in the city.

The BCPO deputy chief urged the public to be responsible social media users by not sharing posts that could sow fear among the people but instead learn to report the matter to the nearest police station so that appropriate actions will be done to prevent the occurrence of incidents that might pose a serious threat to the law and order in the city.

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