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Lucban PNP warns women vs. wearing short skirts, gets under probe


Members of the Lucban Municipal Police Station are now under investigation after it posted on Facebook an anti-sexual harassment advisory, which drew the ire of netizens for apparent victim-blaming.

According to the Philippine National Police-Public Information Office, Lucban chief of police Police Major Rizaldi Merene and all the officers involved in the posting of the advisory would be ordered to explain.

"PNP has now ordered for conduct of probe on this incident," the PNP-PIO said in a statement.

"Police chief of Lucban MPS and all personnel who may be involved will be made to explain why they allowed posting of such statements in their social media account and why no administrative sanctions shall be imposed upon them for the negative reactions their post has elicited from the public," it added.

The Facebook post, which has since been taken down, asked the public to respect women. 

But in what seemed to be an attempt at humor, the Lucban cops asked females not to wear short dresses.

"Kayo naman mga gherlsz, 'wag kayo magsusuot ng pagkaikli-ikling damit at pag naman nabastos ay magsusumbong din sa amin. Isipinin niyo rin!" it said.

The statement drew negative comments from the public, causing the post to be taken down. -Joahna Lei Casilao/NB, GMA News