The Philippine National Police(PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Thursday expressed support to the proposal of Senator Ralph Recto to upload profiles and pictures of the country’s most wanted persons at the social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, CIDG director said that he fully supports the online posting of the rogue’s gallery as it would reach more people.
“We should maximize the use of social media especially now that we are intensifying our efforts in hunting down the top five fugitives,” Magalong said.
He said the CIDG Public Information Office has already took the first step in implementing the proposal.
He added that the CIDG PIO is starting to set up our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Despite the possible surge of informants once the CIDG publicizes the list of wanted persons, Magalong assured that the reward system still stands.
Last March 22, Recto proposed the creation of a Facebook account showing the list of the country’s most wanted criminals, including their mug shots.
”It’s not just Facebook, there’s also Twitter. If we can Instagram the mug shots of wanted persons, the better. We can also post in Youtube the footage of their capers which have been caught on cam,” Recto said in a statement.
The Senator also urged law enforcement agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to start utilizing the social media as a tool in informing the people of the identities of fugitives from the law. PNA