MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Thursday it takes seriously "any threats made to any person," in response to actress Angel Locsin posting a screenshot of a Twitter account offering reward money for killing her and other ABS-CBN personalities.
Locsin, 35, mentioned the NBI in her May 20 Instagram post showing the death threat from the since-deactivated Twitter account.
The account, which was created this month, contained only tweets pertaining to its offer of P200 million to kill the specific ABS-CBN artists and blow up its compound.
Personalities the account mentioned were Locsin, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, as well as ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak.
Locsin, Bernardo, Chiu, and Martin are among the celebrities who joined the #LabanKapamilya campaign, an online protest against the government closure of ABS-CBN.
The account also accused Locsin of being part of the New People's Army (NPA).
"Hello, NBI? Beke nemen po," Locsin captioned the screenshot.
Sought for comment on Thursday, the NBI told ABS-CBN News' Niko Baua: "If Angel Locsin and other artists receive threats of physical harm or other means sent thru the social media and they feel these threats are serious, they have all the right to seek the assistance of the NBI so their concerns can be appropriately addressed."
It's unclear whether Locsin has formalized a complaint on the death threat or has sought the assistance of the NBI. The actress earlier said, in jest, that she intends to seek relief goods from the person behind the threat, given the large sum of money they offered.
She also told her followers, "Wag nyong i-message, natawaloka lang ako!"