NCRPO chief denies giving blogger Drew Olivar special treatment
Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), on Saturday denied giving pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar “special treatment” in the latter’s “bomb scare” post on Facebook.
“Hindi totoo iyon. Wala tayong sinisino. Whether mayaman o mahirap, maimpluwensya o hindi, kapag nagkasala, lalo nating gustong ipakita sa ating mga kababayan na wala tayong sinisino dito sa pagpapatupad ng ating batas,” Eleazar said in a press briefing at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.
Eleazar also explained that those apprehended immediately by police were those who committed had in fact already committed a crime.
“Yung hinuhuli kaagad eh kung mayroon offense kaagad, kasi ito social media ang pagpo-post eh, hindi naman in the act kumbaga,” he said.
[Those who are immediately arrested are those who have already committed an offence. In social media, a post is not yet an act.]
Eleazar added that it was Olivar who voluntarily went to the NCRPO office and submitted himself to the authorities.
Olivar was with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson when he went to NCRPO on Saturday afternoon.
In the same press conference, Olivar apologized to those who were alarmed by his Edsa bomb scare post on Facebook.
“Ito magso-sorry lang ako kung may na-alarma po diyan na parang iba yung pagkakaintindi ng sinabi ko. Doon po ako magso-ssorry. So sorry po,” he said in the same press conference.
[I’m only saying sorry if there are those who were alarmed because they misunderstood what I said. I will only apoologize for that. So I’m sorry.] /atm
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