The Davao City Police Office dismissed as false the circulating report regarding armed men on board a motorized banca (outrigger) sneaking into the coastline of Purok 19-B, Bucana, Barangay 76-A on Thursday evening.
City police office director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum, in an interview with reporters Monday at DCPO headquarters, said they deployed a team to the area to verify the information only to come up negative.
Nevertheless, he thanked the public for informing the police.
“We will just continue to respond any time that we receive information. We will validate that to check if that is true then we will act correspondingly,” Tagum said.
At 7:30 p.m., the DCPO received a report from residents about a banca full of armed men docked at the shore.
Immediately, personnel of the San Pedro Police Station responded to the area and were able to talk to Barangay Captain Rolando Trajera. They also interviewed residents in the area. A check of all the docked boats in the barangay also showed no anomaly.
“We have been acting on a false report several times, false alarms like unattended baggage. That is the reason why the city government of Davao passed an ordinance penalizing those individuals who leave their bags unattended,” Tagum said.
In the same vein, bomb jokes and false reports that can cause alarm are also penalized to discourage the public from playing a prank.
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