'Ayoko silang pahirapan pa': Amid pandemic, Angel Locsin opts to pray for person behind threat

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Posted at May 21 2020 07:39 PM

'Ayoko silang pahirapan pa': Amid pandemic, Angel Locsin opts to pray for person behind threat 1
Angel Locsin's Instagram post showing a threat against her prompted a response from the National Bureau of Investigation the following day. Instagram: @therealangellocsin/ ABS-CBN.com

MANILA — Actress Angel Locsin has no plans of filing a complaint against trolls threatening her safety — at least not yet — as she opts to pray for them instead amid the coronavirus crisis.

A day after exposing a Twitter account offering a bounty of P200 million for killing her and other ABS-CBN artists, Locsin thanked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for reaching out to her on Thursday.

Locsin mentioned the NBI in her Instagram post showing the threat, in jest. The government agency addressed Locsin's post, saying it takes seriously "any threats made to any person."

"Thank you NBI for reaching out," Locsin tweeted, apparently referring to a separate communication with the group.

Referring to those threatening her, the actress wrote: "For now, ipag-pray ko muna 'tong mga taong 'to. Ayoko silang pahirapan pa sa hirap ng buhay ngayon sa kung anong pwede kong ikaso sa kanila. 'Pag umulit, hindi ko sila aatrasan."

Locsin's post about the threat appeared to scare off the person behind the Twitter account, as it was deactivated mere hours later.

The threat, based on the accounts' tweets, was directed at high-profile celebrities who participated in the #LabanKapmilya protest against the government shutdown of ABS-CBN, including Locsin, Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, and Kathryn Bernardo.