The Drew Olivar bomb scare caught the attention of the authorities. Today Drew Olivar met with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to air his side on the issue.
Last Thursday, Drew earned flak when he posted that the 46th anniversary of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law might be bombed, likening it to what happened in 1971 at Plaza Miranda. He mentioned that it will be “scary” to stage a rally in EDSA.
NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar said that the Drew Olivar bomb scare needs to be investigated and the blogger may face charges if applicable.
In a press conference held this Saturday at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig Drew issued an apology. He reasoned out that he had no intention to cause scare the public and was just sending out a warning to the protesters.
“September 8 pa po marami na akong nababasa na kagaya ng post ko, kaya natakot din ako sa mga magra-rally,” he said.
Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson accompanied Drew in the press conference.
If found liable, blogger Drew Olivar may be charged with violation of residential Decree 1727 or The Anti-Bomb Joke Law and/or Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, since it happened in social media.
According to reports, National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar was not convinced with Drew’s statement.
“Hindi masyadong binibigyan ng weight ‘yun. Sa atin, ang elements…Kung may makikita tayong violation, proper documentation and referral of case sa yan DOJ,”
Recently Drew Olivar and Mocha Uson also became controversial because of a FB sign language video. (Read: Public apology issued for the Mocha Uson sign language viral video)