Rapper Loonie released from Makati jail on P2-million bail


Posted at Jan 25 2020 05:05 PM


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MANILA - Rap artist Loonie was released from the Makati City Jail Friday night after posting a P2 million bail for drug charges, the Bureau of Jail and Management Penology (BJMP) said.

Loonie, whose real name is Marlon Peroramas, was released at 6:50 p.m., along with his co-accused David Rizon.

Rizon posted bail amounting to P503,000, BJMP spokesperson Xavier Solda said.

Loonie was arrested in Sept. 2019 during a buy-bust operation in Makati City.

He was caught, along with 4 others, including his sister, with 15 sachets of dried leaves, believed by police to be marijuana.

The musician, who rose to prominence in the local rap battle league FlipTop, denied the allegations. 

Loonie's name became a top trending topic on Twitter after news of his release began to go around. 

One of his friends, a fellow FlipTop league regular Shernan Gaite, was among the first to post about Loonie's release. 

Gaite even teased that Loonie may appear at the upcoming FlipTop music festival, organized to celebrate the league's 10th year.