Lucban, Quezon police office’s FB page closed

Published June 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By MB Online

The Lucban Municipal Police Office’s official Facebook page was found shut down on Sunday following the controversial social media post telling women should not wear revealing and short clothes to avoid sexual harassment.

The page cannot be found on the platform as of Sunday morning.

In its viral post dated June 11, the Lucban Municipal Police Office in Quezon province posted a reminder that women should be loved and should not be subjected to abuse.

But the problem was in the second paragraph of the post which read: “ Kayo naman mga gherlsz, wag kayo magsusuot ng pagkaikli-ikling damit at pag naman nabastos ay magsusumbong din sa amin. Isipin nyo rin! (And for you girls, don’t wear skimpy clothes because if you are harassed, you would be seeking our assistance. Think about it!).”

But the post was taken down not long after.

In a statement Saturday, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa directed the Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) to look into the incident.

“The PNP strongly advocates the protection of women and children and maintains a strict set of guidelines for its personnel on the use of social media,” said Gamboa.

“Violators may face administrative and even criminal charges, if evidence warrants”, he added.

As of posting, it was not yet confirmed if the deactivation of the account was an order from the PNP national office.