NBI arrests YouTuber Francis Leo Marcos for alleged violations of optometry law


Posted at May 19 2020 01:48 PM

MANILA - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday arrested an internet personality for alleged violations of the optometry law. 

The NBI Cybercrime Division took custody of Francis Leo Marcos, a businessman, over a case filed against him in Baguio City. 

Details on the case have yet to be released. 

Marcos, a businessman, became known online for his "Mayaman Challenge," where he urges neighbors in his affluent Quezon City neighborhood to give aid for the poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

His official YouTube page has over 1 million followers, while several Facebook pages and support groups are under his name, with tens of thousands of subscribers. 

- report from Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News