Itching to post where you are? Criminals may be reading - PNP

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 27 2018 12:58 PM | Updated as of Dec 26 2018 06:31 PM

MANILA - The Philippine National Police on Tuesday asked the public to be more prudent in posting their whereabouts this Holy Week break on social media as this might tip off criminals.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Spokesperson Police Supt. Kimberly Molitas said the public should avoid sharing their location through #ATM or “at the moment” posts as this might alert thieves that their homes are not guarded.

“We have been repeating this time and again, especially to our parents, to manage their children using the social media,” Molitas said in a Palace press briefing.

“Based on our experience, it’s the posting of these itineraries that allows criminals to monitor if you are not in your house.”

Many Filipinos are expected to go on vacation this Holy Week, and the NCRPO said the public must make sure their homes are well-secured in their absence.

Molitas also advised the public to ensure that their houses are safe from fire while they are away. 

She said about 12,000 Metro Manila police officers will be deployed around the capital to ensure security.

Molitas added that the police have not monitored any threat during the Holy Week break.

“We would like to assure our kababayans that we are not complacent. We still have our covert operatives on the ground,” she said.