DOJ-OOC probes ‘assassination threat’ vs BBM, refers issue to NBI, PNP for further investigation

Published January 30, 2022, 12:47 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog


The Department of Justice’s Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) has sought further investigation on the alleged assassination threat against presidential aspirant and former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM).

DOJ-OOC Officer-in-Charge Director Charito A. Zamora said on Sunday, Jan. 30, that her office acted on the report she received last Friday, Jan. 28, from a concerned citizen.

“Every now and then we would receive a text or email from concerned citizens and reports in the social media which they feel must be looked into, and we always act on it,” Zamora said.

She said the alleged threats against BBM was found in the comment section of the video posted by the user @joiedevivre420 in the social media app TikTok.

She also said the comment stated: “Nagmemeeting kami araw araw para paghandaang ipa-aasasinate naming si BBM humanda kayo (We are meeting every day to prepare for the assassination of BBM.Get ready).”

“We made an initial investigation on the matter and referred the same to the NBI-CCD (National Bureau of Investigation-Cybercrime Division) and PNP-ACG (Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group) for further investigation,” she said.

“We also emailed the Tik Tok Law Enforcement Outreach and requested the data related to the subject account preserved pending investigation by the law enforcement agents concerned,” she added.