The PNP observes a policy of rational transparency in all police activities, and of upholding the right of the people to be informed on matters of public interest, Carlos said. “If there is an on-going follow-up operation and investigation on the incident, some information may not be accessible to the media as it may compromise the results of ongoing operation and investigation”, Carlos explained.

    The PNP Spokesperson also emphasized the importance of Freedom of Information for the sake of transparency and accountability. For instance, the members of media may have to prepare requests in order to access police reports, he said.

This is a safeguard to guarantee that official information is released only to responsible persons for a reasonable and lawful purpose.