Man posting threat on social media to President Duterte surrenders

Man posting threat on social media to President Duterte surrenders

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 18 (PIA)– A 40-year-old man from Barangay Maningcol here voluntarily surrendered at the Ozamiz City Police station, after commenting on a Facebook post, using his fake account, that he would give P150 million reward to the person who could kill President Rodrigo Duterte.

On his comment he said, “Para sa akin naman 150 milyon kung sino ang makapatay kay du30. Bibigyan ko. Kung wala ako nalang papatay kay Duterte (I’ll give P150 million to whoever could kill du30. If no one else, I’ll do it myself).”

Alias “Joemarc Medina” admitted that he could be arrested and charged with a serious case, but he said he was only entertaining the Netizens and he had no intention of assassinating President, not expecting that a single screenshot of his comment could lead to imprisonment.

The Ozamiz City Police Station led by Police Lieutenant Cornel Shirwen Lapiz and Intelligence Officer Police Captain Dennis Tano planned and executed the search for his whereabouts.

He also apologized to all the Netizens and most especially to President Duterte for his comments.

In an interview with Intelligence Officer, Police Captain Dennis Tano, he said the operation to manhunt the said individual was related to the current manhunt operations in Luzon against those who posted threats or threatening to kill the President.

Tano revealed that the case filed against this individual is not simple and may even extend to inciting to sedition in relation to cybercrime law, which is a serious case. He added that the manhunt operations of Ozamiz City Police Station are continuing today against the dummy account users in the city who have created chaos in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

He said, social media would have been a good platform to disseminate the right news and information.

Tano reminded netizens to be responsible and ensure that no law is violated when posting content online.

“Again, I remind our social media users to think thrice before posting or commenting on any social media platform. Be responsible netizens. We do enjoy the freedom of expression but never go beyond what you think is right without minding you violate the provisions of the law,” he said. — Source: (SMRN/PIA MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL)

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