Former Iloilo provincial official arrested for cyberlibel

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 07 2019 11:47 PM

Former Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel "Boy" Mejorada said he experienced a surge in his blood pressure following his arrest. ABS-CBN News

Authorities arrested on Friday former Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel "Boy" Mejorada in his house in Pavia, Iloilo for cyber libel.

He is facing 5 counts of cyber libel filed by Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., whom he criticized during the midterm election period.

Mejorada said he might be ill, citing a surge in his blood pressure after he was brought to the Pavia Police Station. --Report from Bea Zaragosa, ABS-CBN News