|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Police in Philippines Re-Launch Anonymous Tip Off Drop Box Initiative

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police relaunched on Monday an initiative to encourage residents of Quezon City to alert officers to alleged criminal activity by using anonymous drop boxes.

The boxes for suggestions, complaints and reporting of crimes will be distributed across 142 districts in Quezon City, just north of the capital city Manila.

Marvin Morales, a community leader from Quezon City, told epa on Monday that he believes the drop boxes will help the community.

He said that citizens who were afraid to report criminal activity for fear of retaliation or reprisals could anonymously inform authorities to help them investigate the allegations.

A similar initiative more tailored to apprehending drug peddlers and users due to be implemented in October was abandoned after opponents criticized the program’s aims and tactics, saying innocent people could be wrongly accused or implicated in crimes.

Human Rights Watch denounced the campaign as a “sinister new tactic” as part of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which has left over 7,000 people dead since he took office in June last year.

Senator Risa Hontiveros was also critical of the drop boxes, saying they would be “prone to malice and abuse” and could lead to more “unnecessary deaths,” according to a press release of the Senate of the Philippines.

PNP officers were removed from the front line of the narcotics crackdown in October after public outcry over the deaths of minors resulting from police raids and operations.

More than 3,900 suspects have been killed by the police since Duterte launched his crusade against narcotics after taking office on June 30, 2016.

The death toll exceeds 7,000 when killings by vigilante groups and individuals are taken into account.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved