The Philippine National Police (PNP) clarified on Wednesday that it had not issued any order denying members of the media access to its official reports.
A report in Cebu claimed that PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa had issued a directive prohibiting all police offices and units from releasing spot reports to the media.
Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP spokesperson, said there was no such issuance from Dela Rosa nor from Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management Director Augusto Marquez Jr.
He, however, reiterated the PNP policy spelled out in the media relations manual where he assured, "You will not get a hard copy...
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