Police deny claims of
abductions in Bohol
TAGBILARAN CITY, February 28 (PIA)--Camp Dagohoy has categorically denied the claims rounding up social media sites claiming alarm on attempts of kidnapping of school children.
Bohol Police Camp Dagohoy, through Police Superintendent Vincent Paul Dumaguing said there is no such reports reaching Camp Dagohoy.
At the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Meeting February 28, the Camp Dagohoy Spokesperson said they are collecting filed reports every 6 AM and 6 PM, and there has been no such thing indicated in reports from police stations in the town.
Earlier, reports citing police authorities advising the public about the alleged activities of a group roaming around Bohol onboard a van to kidnap children along roads seeped through the social media.
At least a local paper also had the report printed.
The news reports cited incidents in Sikatuna, Sierra Bullones, Valencia, Tubigon and Cortes.
In a radio interview, Cortes police officer 1 Gregorio Pacot shared that two brothers: 7 and 11 were allegedly walking along the national highway in Loreto, when a black van suddenly blocked their path.
As to reports, a bonnet-clad man stepped out of the van and allegedly tried to take the children.
According to the Cortes cop, the kids' parents narrated that the children ran away and escaped, and the alleged kidnappers did not pursue the fleeing children.
Also in the report was another case that purportedly happened in Tubigon town, which also accordingly pushed local authorities to dispatch army and police authorities to secure their barangays.
At the same meeting, a member of the PPOC privately tried to get a confirmation about another text message of similar child kidnapping alarm in Antequera.
Minutes later however, by confirmation of Antequera police authorities and the Department of Education, the message turned out to be a false alarm.
The reported missing kid was proven to have hidden himself out of a game. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
Camp Dagohoy spokesperson PSupt Vincent Paul Dumaguing belies claims that there are abductions in Bohol, a report circulating the social media. He said they have not received any such reports even as they collect twice daily updates from incidents reported in Bohol towns. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)