With the advent of the Yuletide season, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday warned its personnel against soliciting money and goods from business establishments.
PNP-Public Information Office chief, Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, said solicitation is prohibited under Presidential Decree 46 and a corresponding action will be imposed to any PNP personnel who will be found committing such violation.
“With the upcoming Christmas season, there could be many scams and extortion activities. We would like to advise and forewarn the public to be wary about these. Some of our less concerned, unscrupulous individuals are taking advantage of the yuletide season to do some scams, the most common is solicitation,” Sindac said in a press briefing.
Sindac said some would even pose as policemen to sell tickets at exorbitant fees.
“If that happens, just report them to the nearest police station,” Sindac said.
He said any police official or personnel found to be engaged in Christmas solicitations or asking for donations would face severe sanctions. He also encouraged business establishment owners to report any such solicitation.
Sindac said policemen should refrain from engaging in any activities that could tarnish the name of the service. PNA