Senate starts inquiry over the spate of alleged kidnapping cases

Senate starts inquiry over the spate of alleged kidnapping cases

By Liza Soriano

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MANILA — The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs has started its investigation of the alleged kidnapping cases in the country.

Senators Imee Marcos, JV Ejercito, and Grace Poe each introduced a resolution that started an investigation in the upper house in response to the recent rise in reported abduction instances across the country.

In a similar manner, Senator Bong Revilla also submitted a resolution, although it has not yet been forwarded to the appropriate committee.

The head of the commission looking into the problem, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, brought up how social media has been used to spread information about crimes and kidnappings, which, in his opinion, causes panic and terror.

“Sa mga video na nagkalat ngayon sa social media, talagang ang reaksyon ng mga tao ay puro pangamba at takot,” Dela Rosa said.

He further said that the panel’s investigation aims to determine whether the claimed kidnappings are legitimate and, if they are, to seek suitable solutions. (ai/mtvn)

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