Noble warns against false FB reports on kidnappings in southern Cebu

By: Dominic D. Yasay November 06,2016 - 02:56 PM
Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) Director Eric Noble in blue (CDN PHOTO/DOMINIC YASAY).

Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) Director Eric Noble in blue (CDN PHOTO/DOMINIC YASAY).

The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) denied reports currently circulating on social media that there were kidnapping incidents in two towns in the south.

CPPO director Senior Insp. Eric Noble, speaking to reporters during his visit to the southern Cebu towns, stressed they never received reports and responded to any kidnapping incidents in Santander or Oslob.

“Wala namang katotohanan ito, wala kaming na-receive na reports na ganyan,” Noble said.

He assured the public that these towns has been highly augmented with police operatives.

On Saturday night, a post claiming that two persons in Oslob ang three persons in Santander were abducted by an Abu Sayyaf group started circulating on Facebook. The post further read that policemen confirmed the presence of the terrorist group in Dalaguete, lurking around to prey on their next victims.

Noble warned the public to validate reports first.

“Wag na nating patulan to. Wag na nating lagyan ng malisya ang mga bagay na hindi totoo. Sana we stick to truth (Let us not pay attention to these kinds of malicious and false reports. Let us stick to the truth),” said Noble.

He also urged netizens and online trollers to stop posting false information that can create panic.

Earlier today, or from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Noble inspected the southern Cebu towns to show the public that Cebu is a safe place. He also led the setting up of tourist police office in Santader.

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TAGS: Abu Sayyaf, Cebu, Cebu Provincial Police Office, CPPO, Dalaguete, kidnapping, Oslob, Provincial Police, Santander, terror threat, threat

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