Blogger faces raps for bomb scare post
MANILA – The Philippine
n rt National Police was set to file a charge against blogger Drew Olivar for a bomb-scare post on social media.
Olivar will be held liable for spreading a false bomb threat to one of the rallies commemorating the 46th anniversary of martial law last Friday, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday.
Albayalde said Olivar faces a charge for violation of Presidential Decree 1727, which prohibits the malicious dissemination of f alse i nformation or willful making of a ny threats concerning bombs, explosives or any similar devices.
“that time Hindi lang siya maaresto
but he kasi nangyari iyon will be formally charged in medyo matagal na court,” Albayalde told a news conference in Camp Crame.
Violation of t he said Presidential Decree i s punishable by imprisonment of not more than five years or a P40,000 maximum fine, Albayalde said.
On Sept. 21 Olivar wrote on Facebook that anti-Duterte protesters on EDSA might be victimized by a bomb explosion similar to the Plaza Miranda bombing in 1971.