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PIA Press Release
2008/11/15

PNP XI clarifies new blotter policy

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (15 November) -- Contrary to common perception of the new police blotter policy; Police Regional Office director Andres Caro said that the new order does not stop media's access to police blotter information.

"The blotter still remains a public document which the media could use in their reports." said Caro.

Malacanang thru Press Secretary Jesus Dureza asked PNP chief Jesus Versoza to give clarifications on the latest policy on police blotter which caused negative reaction from the media.

Dureza specifically wanted to be clarified on what certain restrictions are stated in the order to determine if these are reasonable enough to be followed.

Caro, on his part, explained in the AFP-PNP press briefing last Thursday that the policy was a product of the reminders made by the Human Rights Commission on the role of the PNP in protecting the rights of abused women and children.

"The order was aimed to simply re-activate the role of public information officer (PIO) in every Unit," he said.

He clarified that it is not true that the PNP is prohibiting media from access to information found in the blotter document.

Caro said that the PNP's intention is to protect abused women and children from media exposure as well as protecting the confidentiality of cases that still need further investigation.

Activation of PIOs in every police station is the latest order made by Davao City Police Office chief Ramon Apolinario.

"We would like to make sure that our office can provide the media with the information they want on police incidents within two hours." Apolinario said. (PIA) [top]

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