NBI probing online rape threat vs Frankie Pangilinan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 22 2020 07:23 AM

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The National Bureau of Investigation said Monday it was investigating a rape threat against Frankie Pangilinan, who started the #HijaAko online movement that sought to end sexual violence against women in the Philippines. 

Pangilinan's mother, actress Sharon Cuneta, posted on Instagram on Saturday an alleged quote from a certain Sonny Alcos who threatened to rape her teenage daughter. 

"May directive sa amin si OIC ng NBI para tingnan iyong issue... Tiningnan namin kung saan kami mag-uupisa, anong magiging lead," said NBI Cybercrime Division chief Victor Lorenzo. 

(The officer in charge of the NBI directed us to look into the issue. We are looking at where to start, what our lead will be.)

The incident could be deemed as light threat or unjust vexation, which is punishable by up to 12 years in prison under the Cybercrime Prevention Act, he said. 

TeleRadyo, June 22, 2020