No truth to kidnapping claims in Muntinlupa, says Mayor Ruffy Biazon
Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon on Friday disputed claims that there has been a spate of kidnapping incidents in his city.
Biazon said he had asked the Muntinlupa police to look into the alleged kidnapping incidents being shared in posts and messages, and they found that there was no truth to these.
“Ayon sa imbestigasyon ng PNP, WALANG KATOTOHANAN ang mga balitang ito, at WALANG NAIULAT NA KASO NG KIDNAPPING sa mga lugar na binabanggit sa kumakalat na posts at messages,” Biazon said in a statement.
He asked the public to be careful about sharing unverified information on social media.
They should first check if the information came from official sources, such as the official pages of the Muntinlupa City government, the Muntinlupa police, or his own account, he said.
“Iwasan po nating maging sanhi ng pagkalat ng maling impormasyon na nagiging dahilan ng walang basehang pangamba ng ating kapwa Muntinlupeño,” he said.
Biazon said he was saddened that some people are sowing disinformation and taking advantage of other people to create trouble and scare people.
He said they should trust the government and the authorities, and report illegal activities to them.
He also said he has directed the police to increase their visibility in the city, and the Public Order and Safety Office and City Security Office to do more rounds to ensure the safety of the public.