Philippine police headquarters ban Facebook to save power
Philippine police authorities on Monday banned personnel rom using the social network websiteing Facebook at the national headquarters in a bid to save electricity, DPA reported.
The management at the 33-hectar Camp Crame complex sent the memo, which also restricts the use of air conditioning, televisions and other appliances, after the electricity bill jumped by around 1 million pesos (23,260 dollars), or 20 per cent.
"Based on our study, many employees use Facebook on their computers and that consumes electricity," said Chief Superintendent James Andres Melad, head of the Headquarters Support Service.
"We will also limit the use of other electrical items to save on consumption," he told reporters. "We will put labels on the appliances to show what times they can be used and when they should be turned off."
Melad said Camp Crame usually pays more than 5 million pesos a month for electricity. He said violators of the new rules would face sanctions such as demerits, suspension or docked pay.