SPREADING of malicious, fake news will soon be a crime in Dagupan City.
In the fourth and final public hearing of the Committee on Peace and Order, chaired by Councilor Joey Netu Tamayo, media practitioners, P/Superintendent Franklin Ortiz, city police chief, and the regions’ PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Office participated and reacted to the proposed ordinance that will penalize the spreading, reporting and/or publishing of fake news and misinformation in the City.
Tamayo told the hearing that there are things that need to be protected like the dignity of a person and the city, in particular.
He cited the fake news about a bombing incident at the Paseo de Belen where seven reportedly died.
He said while there was no element of libel, the fake news ordinance will punish those responsible.
Tamayo said the proposed ordinance is scheduled for second reading this week and he’s ready to report to the plenary and hopefully, he added, will be approved as an ordinance by next week. (Nora Dominguez)
- June 4, 2017Dagupan cop chief meets Moro leadersDAGUPAN City’s new police chief here initiated a dialogue with Moros residing in the city to improve on cooperation in maintaining peace and order in the city.
P/Superintendent Franklin […]
- June 4, 2017Police deny resurgence of illegal drug trade in cityTHE Dagupan City police brushed aside speculations that illegal drug trading in the city has resumed, pointing to the arrests of ‘newly emerged drug personalities’ and not the drug […]
- February 27, 2012Pangasinan police readies for PNP’s 10 million trees projectSIX TREES A MONTH PER COP
COMMUNITY relations officers of the 44 municipal and four city police stations in the province met in Lingayen last Monday to plan for their contribution to […]
- May 15, 2017Dagupan Police cite 2017 Bangus Festival volunteersTHE Dagupan Police hosted a thanksgiving party and boodle fight last May 8 in front of its station to honor hundreds of its force multipliers or volunteers who helped secure the Bangus […]
- April 10, 201715 drug personalities nabbedONE TIME-BIG TIME IN DAGUPAN
FIFTEEN drug pushers, most of them considered as “newly emerged drug personalities” were arrested in a three-day ‘One-Time, Big Time’ operations conducted […]