We went to the Batasan Police Station last year to find a crime worth writing a story on for my Intro to Journ class. Upperclassmen had suggested Batasan to us, as they said that was where all the action was. Getting our stories wasn’t so hard, but we did have to wait for the red tape to do its thing, and it took a letterhead to give us access to records that are supposed to be public in the first place.
This year we had to do another crime story, this time for our News Reporting class. We went to the UP Diliman Police, and the kind officer at the desk allowed us to look at the blotter (mostly just thefts and vehicular accidents) without fussing.