Cops ordered to stop taking selfies in Typhoon Yolanda disaster zone

I is for "Insensitive."

Agence Frence-Presse (via ABS-CBNnews.com) reports: "Lina Sarmiento, head of the Philippine National Police’s Directorate for Police Community Relations, said that policemen taking part in relief operations after Typhoon Yolanda have been banned from posting selfies taken in the disaster zone."

 

The report noted: "The police leadership ordered the ban on such selfies-pictures taken of oneself and then posted on social media-after hearing that several officers had already posted them, said Lina Sarmiento, head of the community relations section." The order also directs cops who have uploaded selfies from the disaster zone to delete them.

 

The report quoted Sarmiento, who said, ""I think that’s (selfies) being insensitive. People there are suffering from the effects of the typhoon, losing home and loved ones, yet here they are posing for pictures as if it is something enjoyable."

 

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