PNP decries fake news on pension standardization

THE Philippine National Police yesterday decried fake news on supposed standardization of pension of retired police and Constabulary personnel which have spread online.

PNP spokesman, Brigadier General Bernard M. Banac clarified that the supposed pension standardization which were circulated thru text messages and chat groups were ‘fake news.’

According to him, the PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service (PRBS) has confirmed that  there is no directive or measures on the standardization of  pensions of PNP/Integrated National Police retirees effective Wednesday.

The fake news claimed that police retirees will have a 29 percent pension increase effective April 15.

Banac underscored the gargantuan participation of the public in fighting the unseen enemy in order to win over the perils of the pandemic  but said sharing only verified information on social media will be more helpful than sharing unverified one.

“Again, our Cybercops will be in full gear to address this continuing struggle against fake news proliferators and online scammers in the time of deadly contagion.

We will arrest these cyber criminals to stop their illegal activities online that may cause harm, confusion, and panic among our people,” the official said.