DOJ Rejects ‘Uncertified’ PNP Complaint Vs. Olivar

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday refused to accept the criminal complaint filed by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) against blogger Drew Olivar.

Senior Insp. Myrna Diploma, NCRPO Public Information Office officer-in-charge, said the DOJ rejected their complaint due to insufficient documents.

“We need to coordinate with the Anti-Cybercrime Unit to complete our evidence for the filing of the case before the Department of Justice,” Diploma told reporters.

Diploma said without a certification from the unit, a case involving cybercrime might be dismissed.

Olivar is accused of violating Section 1 of Presidential Decree 1727 which prohibits malicious dissemination of false information or the willful making of any threat concerning bombs, explosives in relation to Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2010.

In his Facebook post on Friday, the blogger warned protesters planning to gather on Edsa of a possible bombing similar to the blast in Plaza Miranda in 1971 where several people were killed and injured.

On Saturday, Olivar, together with Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, appeared in a press conference at NCRPO headquarters in Taguig and apologized for his act.

Olivar earlier drew flak after he was seen mimicking the sign language and making sounds in an apparent imitation of mute people in a video which went viral on social media. (PNA)

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