Man posing as Marcos spox revealed to be an inmate in Bilibid — Guevarra
MANILA, Philippines — A scammer posing as Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was successfully tracked down right inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), said Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday.
Guevarra identified the suspect as Ryan Ace Castillejo, who he revealed was already serving a sentence in the NBP for two counts of theft.
“Confirmed; suspect was traced by the NBI special action unit at the NBP maximum security compound where he’s serving sentence for two counts of qualified theft,” said Guevarra in a message to reporters.
“Found in his possession were a mobile phone and notebooks containing names of possibly past or prospective victims,” he added.
Since Castillejo was already detained at the NBP, Guevarra explained that could no longer be arrested. However, he assured the public that he will be charged with cyber fraud.
“And if I may add, I’ll have this incident further investigated. Possession by a PDL (person deprived of liberty) of a mobile phone is strictly prohibited in the NBP, most especially in the maximum security compound,” he further said.
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