• PNP to launch ‘human rights’ app


    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will launch a human rights mobile application for civilians, as well as policemen engaged in the operations against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption, according to its spokesman.

    Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the launching of “Know Your Rights” would be in line with the kick-off ceremony of PNP’s celebration of “National Human Rights Consciousness Week.”

    Chief Supt. Dennis Siervo, chief of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO), said the mobile application could be downloaded from Google Play Store by Android mobile phone users.

    “Through the ‘Know Your Rights’ mobile application, all Human Rights Advisories and Policies crafted by the PNP, including the contents of the New Miranda Warning Pocket Card with Anti-Torture Reminders, can be downloaded/stored in all android smart phones,” Siervo said in a statement.

    The application, once downloaded, can be “accessed anytime” by police personnel even without Internet connectivity, especially by field officers involved in operations against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, he added.

    In a text message to The Manila Times, Siervo said the app could be used by both members of the community and policemen.

    “Policemen and members of the community [can use and download the application]. It works both ways,” he said. DEMPSEY REYES



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