MANILA, Philippines — Teresita Ang See, chairperson of Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO) revealed that they have not recorded any incidents of kidnapping in the last two months.
The group concludes that incidents of kidnapping in the country indeed have declined under the Duterte administration.
This record is a big improvement as compared to previous years wherein the number of kidnapping cases is high.
In the past, they have recorded at least two kidnapping cases in a span of one week.
“It is not common that we have zero kidnapping case in two months. So far, we have zero this past two months. We don’t have any cases currently,” said Ang-See.
The PNP-Anti Kidnapping group have also recorded a reduction in kidnap for ransom cases.
The police unit said, they have recorded nine (9) kidnap for ransom cases from January this year up to the present.
PNP- Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) spokesperson PSupt. Abelardo Borromeo said, “We have not recorded any case of kidnap for ransom by terrorist threat groups and by organized crime groups and criminal gangs.”
In 2016, there were 29 cases; 38 in 2015; 49 in 2014; 52 in 2013; and 26 in 2012.
The decline in number is due to the intensified campaign of the PNP and the public to fight kidnapping in the country. This includes a number of free seminars to educate the public on safety measures against kidnapping. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue