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TikTok user who allegedly posted death threat vs Marcos surrenders

/ 09:17 AM February 09, 2022
FILE Former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos

FILE Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos

MANILA, Philippines — The TikTok user who allegedly posted a death threat against presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has surrendered.

Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson, said this Wednesday but did not provide further details regarding the case.

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“As we speak, I was just on the phone this morning with Deputy Director [Vicente] De Guzman of the NBI, (National Bureau of Investigation) sumuko na sa kanila yung taong nagpost ng death threat na yan kahapon,” Rodriguez said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.

(As we speak, I was just on the phone this morning with Deputy Director [Vicente] De Guzman of the NBI who informed me that the person who posted the death threat surrendered yesterday.)

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“Ngayon aasikasuhin din namin at nang makilala yung taong yan at gaano kalalım at yung extent ng kanilang pananakot,” Rodriguez added.

(We will process this so that we could know the identity of the person and see the extent of the threats.)

NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin also confirmed the surrender of the TikTok user in a message to INQUIRER.net on Wednesday.

In a phone interview, Lavin said that the person turned himself in on Tuesday but was also permitted to leave as authorities did not have legal basis to put the individual on hold under their custody.

“Babalik siya mamaya (he will return later),” Lavin said.

Marcos’ camp earlier alleged that there is an assassination plot against him on video app TikTok.

The message alluded to a TikTok post, which read: “WE ARE meeting everyday to plan for BBM’s assassination. Get ready.”

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The Department of Justice said that it was taking the supposed assassination threat seriously as it tasked the NBI to look into the said case.

On Monday, the Philippine National Police said charges can be filed against the person who posted the threat, if proven.

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