PNP chief bares mobile app for crime reporting

Alex Villafania, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 09 2016 06:27 PM

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said in a press conference Tuesday that they will soon launch another mobile app called "Itaga mo sa Bato," ("write it in stone"), which he said would be intended for reporting incidents. 

While he did not elaborate on the functions of the supposed mobile application, and to which operating system it would be introduced, dela Rosa said users can "send their information." 

"Ang inyong identity ay pangangalagaan. You can send all your information," dela Rosa said. 

Neither did Bato elaborate if the "Itaga mo sa Bato" app -- a clear aphorism of the PNP chief's anti-drug campaign -- would be directly linked or connected to both the 911 and 8888 emergency lines. 

"Kami nagmamanage nun. Malapit na yun i-launch. Hintay lang kayo," dela Rosa said. 

The PNP has been widening its information campaign in various mediums, some of which are unorthodox, on the drug war that was begun by President Rodrigo Duterte. 

Just last Monday, the PNP launched a mobile game called "Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba!," intended to target the mobile-savvy segment in the Philippines.

Dela Rosa also recently introduced his mascot, PO1 Bato. 

A puppet show, featuring several puppets talking about the ill-effects of illegal drugs and the consequences of drug use, was also shown during the event.