BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Philippine National Police is now conducting a probe against a Facebook user who threatened presidential candidate Leni Robredo.
“Ready na amon accido sabya sa iya para mka balos man km sang gin himo nila kay BBM pag caravan (The (muriatic) acid is now ready to be thrown against her, to avenge what they did to BBM during his caravan) – the FB post who used the name Binalbagan Shootout, said.
“We will do our best,” disclosed by PLt. Abegael Donasco, deputy spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, in reply to question on what action they had taken against the threats.
The instruction of PCol. Leo Pamittan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, is for all police chiefs to do all measures to prevent that from happening, Donasco said.
Let us again be reminded, Donasco said, politics is just six years, compared to the relationships that we have built for a lifetime.
“Wag po sana natin hayaan na masira ang ating pamilya, pagkakaibigan at lalo na ang ating buhay para lang sa kandidato natin (We should not allow to destroy our family, friendship and our life, just for our candidate),” she stressed.
The threats were issued against Robredo after campaign flyers were thrown at presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr, allegedly by a supporter of Robredo during a caravan in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol yesterday deplored such action.
“Let me remind everyone that hurling threats is a crime, especially it directed towards the person, who holds the second highest position in the country,” Mirasol said.
Robredo and her vice-presidential candidate, Senator Francis Pangilingan, yesterday held a campaign sortie at the Binalbagan Catholic College in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental under heavy guards because of threats against her.
Policemen were augmented by Army soldiers, as requested by Mirasol, in securing the political rally site. But no untoward incident happened.
Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer warned BBM followers against issuing any threat or making any harmful act against VP Leni and her followers.
Ferrer supports the Marcos-Duterte tandem, while Gov. Eugenio Jose Ferrer endorses the presidential bid of Robredo and vice-presidential aspirant Senator Francis Pangilinan.
Lacson and Bishop Gerardo Alminaza attended the proclamation rally of Robredo and Pangilinan at the Bishop Home Palace yesterday in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor also joined Robredo in San Carlos City.*