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NCRPO to refile case once evidence is complete

DOJ rejects raps filed vs blogger Drew Olivar for insufficient documents

/ 06:09 PM September 25, 2018
Drew Olivar. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Blogger Drew Olivar. INQUIRER.net file photo / RYAN LEAGOGO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected on Tuesday the complaint filed by members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) against blogger Drew Olivar over a bomb scare he posted on social media, telling the police to file the case once the documents are complete.

The prosecutor on duty rejected the complaints filed by the NCRPO due to insufficient documents. Police said the DOJ is looking for the IP address of Olivar’s original post, instead of its screenshot the NCRPO presented to the agency.

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“Kailangan pa po naming makipagcoordinate sa Anti-Cybercrime Unit para po makumpleto ‘yung ebidensya namin sa pagsampa, pagrefer ng kaso ni Drew Olivar dito sa DOJ,” Senior Inspector Myrna Diploma, of the NCRPO Public Information Office, told reporters.

(We still need to coordinate with the Anti-Cybercrime Unit to complete the evidence in filing the case against Drew Olivar before the DOJ.)

Police Director Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, told INQUIRER.net that the police needed to reschedule the filing of the criminal cases. He, however, did not disclose a definite date on when they will file the complaint again.

Olivar drew flak over a bomb scare he posted on Facebook on Thursday, September 20, warning protesters of a possible bombing along Edsa similar to the blast during a political event at the Plaza Miranda in 1971.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde earlier assured that a case will be filed against Olivar even as he has learned his lesson.

He said Olivar violated the Presidential Decree 1727 which forbids cracking bomb jokes or spreading false or malicious information on explosives. /jpv

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