Cop who 'harassed' protester online: 'It wasn't me'

Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2016 06:21 PM

BACOLOD CITY - It wasn't me.

This was the defense of a policeman accused of harassing a female student online for joining a protest rally against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

In a Facebook post bashing the protester, an account under the name of police officer Christian Godfrey Plantinos commented "dalawa tayo i-threesome ta sya hahaha."

[The two of us, let’s do a threesome with her.]

Plantinos, however, told ABS-CBN News that his friends made the comment using his phone without his knowledge. The account has since been deactivated.

"Na rekta ya sa Facebook application. Pag open ya kay sige sige lang syia open rekta guro , amo to wala na ko kabalo sang natabo. Dason mga 11 amo na, gin dul ong ko sila, pag open ko sang cellphone, tingala ko may iban nga ga ano sa akon bala, ga comment sa lalin lain. Te ga lalain ko e. perahas sa amon, amo ni obra namon, sensitive katama, dapat lantawon gid naton kung sin o na ang gina pakapot naton sa cellphone ta, ang budlay pagid kung ma hack ang cellphone mo," he said.

(Pumasok ang kaibigan ko sa Facebook application ko. Pag open niya, yun nag-post siya nag-comment hindi man lang nahalata na account ko pala yung ginagamit niya. Hindi ko rin alam ang nangyari. Yung mga comment niya hindi maganda. Tapos ganito pa trabaho ko. Masyadong sensitive. Kaya nga, dapat alamin natin kung sino ang gumagamit ng cellphone natin dahil mahirap eh. Mahirap din pag nahack ang cellphone mo.)

(My friend used my Facebook application. When I opened it, the comment was posted. I don't know how it happened. His comments were not good, especially since I have this kind of job. It's too sensitive. That's why we should always know who is using our phones. It's dangerous. You might get hacked.)

The development came after lawyer Jose Vener Ibarra wrote to the PNP Directorate for Personnel asking for information on Plantinos so that he can file a case against him for violating the anti-cybercrime law.

national police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said he would order Plantinos investigated and submitted to a psychiatric examination.

Plantinos said he was sorry about what happened and that he was willing to undergo a psychiatric examination and a drug test.