Philippine National Police vows to protect community pantry pioneer vs. cyber threats

Philippine National Police  vows to protect community pantry pioneer vs. cyber threats

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said Wednesday they are ready to help and provide protection to community pantry pioneer Ana Patricia Non after she claimed receiving death and rape threats online from still unidentified persons.

PNP Chief Gen Guillermo Eleazar

Eleazar also encouraged Non to file a complaint at the nearest police station regarding these acts of harassment.

Agad na maiimbestigahan ng ating kapulisan kung sino ang gumagawa ng mga ito (Our police officers will immediately investigate this complaint to determine who is behind this),” he said in a statement.

He also urged Non not to hesitate to ask for help from the authorities.

Sinisiguro ko sa kanya na aaksyunan ng PNP ang kanyang mga hinaing o reklamo (I am assuring her that the PNP will immediately take action on her complaints), Eleazar added.

He said in the investigation of the threats, authorities would look into all angles, including the previous red-tagging of Non, which she pointed to as the cause of the online harassment she has been receiving.

Eleazar said the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group could also help identify and track down Non’s harassers.

He urged Non to get in touch with the PNP so that she could avail of law enforcement services, including security detail. (with Lloyd Caliwan/PNA)

By Priam Nepomuceno,  May 12, 2021