Man who called Duterte ‘buang’ on Facebook arrested for cyberlibel
MANILA, Philippines — A 41-year-old man was arrested in Agusan del Norte for his Facebook post criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday afternoon.
Caraga police director Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel arrested Reynaldo Orcullo, who is a salesman living in Barangay Triangulo, Nasipit town, for alleged libelous statements posted on Facebook, which supposedly called the President “foolish.”
“ALAM NA PATTERN, MOSALIDA SI GO KONUHAY SIYA MOHANGYO SA BUANG NGA PANGULO, DIGONG G***. BUANG SI DIGONG,” Orcullo wrote on Facebook.
(We already know the pattern. Go will create a scripted demand to that foolish Digong. Digong is a fool.)
Members of Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit (RACU) 13 and Nasipit Municipal Police Station arrested Orcullo at his residence at 3 p.m.
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Orcullo is detained at RACU 13 while complaints for violation of Section 4 (4) of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (cyberlibel) are being readied against him.
Police also seized his cellphone which he used in posting on Facebook.
Esquivel 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 on any social media platform. Be responsible netizens. We do enjoy the blessings of democracy but never go beyond what you think is right without minding you violate the provisions of the law,” he said in a statement.
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