Blog­ger faces raps for bomb scare post

Panay News - - METRO BACOLOD -  By Adria Stewa Co

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.

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