Report Kotong Via SMS
Let’s face the fact that kotong (extortion) of some PNP officers is terrible especially during Christmas season. A kotong news is not pleasing to anybody’s ears, these abusive cops should face the consequences they deserve. I myself became a victim, not once but twice.
At first, I’m hesitant to report the kotong incident, I admit I got scared. I have my family to protect, I guess this is the primary reason that some didn’t report kotong cops. Its hard to gamble but always remember that we always have choices.
I’m glad that Quezon City PNP encourage the people to report kotong cops via SMS or text messaging. I doubt if the authorities are making the moves against kotong cops. I’ve tried reporting via SMS few months ago. What happened? Our Chief of Police was transferred to other municipality, the bad thing was… the former PNP Chief is back again. He maybe have a good reputation in our place especially our Mayor believe in him but he is a protector of kotong cops. How I wish I live in Quezon City.
I guess, the program against kotong cops also depends on municipality and PNP Chief of Police. I’ve mentioned from my other kotong articles that reshuffle of these cops is NOT the solution. They are still cops and they are rotten eggs wherever they go. In other words, anay sila na sumisira pa lalo sa imahe ng ibang matitinong kapulisan. Would you blame anybody if some didn’t ask help from police if they are in trouble?
Giving the benefit of the doubt, to report kotong incident send SMS to 2920 with this format: PNP(space)message. This is the new number to report kotong, the old number 09275151515 is still active but removed from PNP official website. I hope PNP Director General Jesus Verzosa strictly keep his eyes on this otherwise, kotong cops will win over mamang pulis.
How about envelope stamped “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” given by law enforcers?