PSG says those who threaten PRRD face arrest

Published May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Genalyn Kabiling

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) has warned about the possible arrest of people who will threaten the life of President Duterte.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  (ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN)
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
(ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN)

PSG commander Col. Jesus Durante III said they will work with law enforcers to ensure those who threaten to harm or kill the President will be brought to justice.

The latest statement from the President’s security team was made after two people were arrested for offering rewards to anyone who will kill President Duterte. The PSG is an elite security unit tasked to protect the President and his family.

“I would just like to convey to the people not to be involved in any way of threatening the President or anybody especially with the use of the social media. Anybody could be held liable if he threatens to harm or kill a person, what more if the one that is threatened is the President of the republic,” Durante said in a message to reporters.

“PSG will closely work with the law enforcement agencies to monitor and apprehend those who are responsible for such acts,” he added.

Authorities recently arrested a public school teacher in Zambales for allegedly offering a P50-million reward to anyone who can kill Peident Duterte. The reward was posted on the suspect’s Twitter page.

A construction worker was also apprehended in Aklan for reportedly offering a P100-million bounty for the killing of Duterte.

Malacañang earlier said it was up to law enforcement agencies to pursue the case against those threatening the life of the President.

“Kung mayroong prima facie case or any case, kasuhan siya at mabibigyan naman po siya ng pagkakataon na patunayan na hindi siya nagkasala sa ating hukuman sa takdang panahon (If there is a prima facie case or any case, he should be charged so he can be given a chance to prove his innocence before the court in due time),” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said last Tuesday.

 
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