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Polomolok police official denies reports of vans kidnapping victims

The municipal police office of Polomolok in South Cotabato dismissed social media posts and text messages about a white van allegedly kidnapping children as fake news.

“Attention to all citizens of Polomolok, South Cotabato and the surrounding areas, this is a public announcement regarding the recent circulation of a post on Facebook regarding an alleged kidnapping incident that transpired in our town. We would like to inform everyone that the said post is FAKE NEWS and not based on factual information and is not a verified report from our local authorities,” announced PLtColonel Johnny Rick Medel, the municipal police chief.

The police official also reminded the public to always verify similar reports with authorities.

“We urge the public to refrain from sharing unverified news and to trust only official reports from our local authorities. We assure you that any updates or developments on this alleged kidnapping incident will be promptly announced through official channels,” the official said.

In a viral post, a Facebook user reported of an alleged attempt by unidentified men in a white van to kidnap her child.

“Alerto po sa ating mga anak.. pag lalabas po sila ng bahay lalo na sa di matataong lugar..Ingat po.. ang anak ko kasi hinintuan ng puting van na may apat na tao sa loob.. yong takot ng bata di mo mawari..nanginginig po ang mga paa sa takot.. dito po sa cannery.. ingat ingat po..!,” the post read.

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