PNP encourages citizen's arrest against law violators

PNP encourages citizen's arrest against law violators

Peace and order is one aspect in a society as a nation we long for, but achieving such is one difficult task – government and the citizenry must work for it hand in hand.
The Philippine National Police(PNP) is acknowledging the need for the active participation of the public in achieving zero crime if not lessening it close to none.

PNP is encouraging every Filipino to publicly exercise citizen’s arrest against anyone, including foreigners , who will violate the country’s laws.
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Citizen arrest is the duty of every Filipino in order for the country to achieve and maintain the desired peace and order, according to PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac Banac
"That includes calling out anyone, both locals and foreigners who disrespect or violate laws and local ordinances and reporting the incident right away to authorities. If situation warrants, it is enshrined in our laws that we can exercise citizen’s arrest, and immediately turn over to proper authorities anyone apprehended for proper disposition," he explained.
For those who are reluctant due to security concerns, Banac said they can simply report these incidents to authorities.

"Oo puwede yun (citizen's arrest), pero siyempre para sa protection na rin ng mga kababayan natin 'yung barangay natin ang kanilang tawagin, pinakamabuti 'yung barangay para person in authority talaga (but of course, for the protection of our fellow Filipinos, it is best that they call the barangay officials, so there will be a person in authority who would respond to these)," said Banac.
Banac said violators apprehended under citizen’s arrest may be turned over to barangay officials.

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