DOJ: All threats against public officials subject to investigation

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MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has a month to submit a report on the claimed assassination attempt on presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on social media platform TikTok.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the government probes all threats on public officials, past and present, including candidates running for public office, once information is received.

“Thirty days is our standard reporting period but the NBI immediately reports if it finds something early enough,” Guevarra told reporters via text message.

The DOJ Office of Cybercrime and NBI may also track down individuals who threaten to kill or rape public officials, he added.

“All that is necessary is for the information to reach the proper authorities,” Guevarra said.

He further said that death threat is illegal whether one believes it or not, and even if it is improbable.

Vice President Leonor Robredo, who is also running for president, has received death threats before.

The TikTok user allegedly posted “we are meeting everyday to plan for BBM’s (Bongbong Marcos) assassination. Get ready.”

Marcos’ chief of staff, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, on Sunday stated that “we are not frightened by such threat” and that all campaign activities will continue.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.