LT kid­nap­ping hoax

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AU­THOR­I­TIES in La Trinidad, Benguet urged res­i­dents not to panic fol­low­ing a so­cial me­dia post of a kid­napped grand­mother and her

grand­child in broad day light.

In a Face­book, ne­ti­zens were ad­vised to take ex­tra care af­ter an al­leged van with plate num­bers XMM-507 and VXM351 took a grand­mother and her daugh­ter along barangay Buya­gan.

How­ever, Valred Ol­sim, La Trinidad Tourism Of­fi­cer be­lied the report but asked res­i­dents to be dili­gent and vig­i­lant in their sur­round­ings.

“The in­for­ma­tion about kid­nap­ping van in La Trinidad is not true per the La Trinidad Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion. Nev­er­the­less, let us still be vig­i­lant in pro­tect­ing our young ones from the lurk­ing evil. Crime is not wel­come in La Trinidad,” said Ol­sim.

Ol­sim also asked ne­ti­zens in his Face­book post to be wary of fake news which cre­ate hys­te­ria to the pub­lic.

The pub­lic are also ad­vised that in the absence of con­fir­ma­tion of any kind to re­main calm and re­frain from caus­ing un­nec­es­sary anx­i­ety among our peo­ple by spread­ing hearsay.

A look at the mu­nic­i­pal po­lice blot­ter re­vealed there were no kid­nap­ping cases that were re­ported.

Post­ings of al­leged kid­nap­ping on so­cial me­dia sur­faced af­ter eight young men and a woman — aged 15 to 23 dis­ap­peared, in Pasay City be­tween Novem­ber 20 and 22.

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