If not zero, the Philippine National Police (PNP) believed that there has been another significant decrease in the crime rate in the country between the months of April and June 2014, during the last two months of airing of ABS-CBN’s hit primetime series “The Legal Wife.”
Col. Rwin Pagkalinawan, current administrator of PNP Hotline, confirmed during the celebration of Social Media Day held in SM Aura last weekend that there was either zero-crime rate or a ‘dramatic’ drop in figures every timeslot of “The Legal Wife.” That’s how popular the series was! When Maja Salvador and Angel fought, the entire country watched — literally. Their fight was as popular as Manny Pacquiao’s boxing matches. It only means that even criminals stop their dirty work to watch.
“Napansin namin, halos lahat kasi ng nanonood ng ‘Legal Wife’, masa e. Halos walang nagaganap na snatching, robbery, suntukan, or iba pang krimen during 9 to 10PM,” he said in a phone conversation with mychos.com correspondent.
“Usually ang mga magnanakaw (o mga kriminal), titira na yan during that time pero sa records namin, wala e. Mabagal.”
“Grabe parang akala mo, laban ni Pacquiao ang pinapanood nila at talagang tutok na tutok sila,” he added pertaining to the ‘masa’.” Pagkalinawan added.
“Napakalaking tulong talaga ng mga ganitong palabas sa bansa natin,” added Col. Rwin.
“The Legal Wife” ended with a record-breaking finale on June 13.