POLICE filed yesterday a criminal complaint against blogger Andrew Olivar before the Department of Justice (DoJ) over the alleged bomb scare he made during the 46th anniversary of Martial Law.
Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon confirmed that he has accepted the complaint filed by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) against the controversial blogger.
In its complaint, the NCRPO accused Olivar of violating Section 1 of Presidential Decree 1727 (Declaring as Unlawful the Malicious Dissemination of False Information or the Willful Making of Any Threat Concerning Bombs, Explosives) in relation to Republic Act 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012).
The NCRPO cited that the offense was committed last Sept. 21 on the occasion of the anniversary of the Martial Law declared in 1972 by then President Ferdinand Marcos.
On that day, Olivar warned people in his Facebook account against joining anti-martial law rallies along EDSA that day due to a possible bomb attack.
He posted in his Facebook account the following: “Ayyynakakatakot naman magRALLYsa EDSA, kasi may kumakalat na baka maulit daw yung pagbomba kagaya ng PLAZA MIRANDA!! Kung ako sa inyo hindi na ako pupunta!!” (Jeffrey Damicog)