Court junks case vs teacher offering bounty to kill Duterte

June 29, 2021 Hector Lawas 167 views

THE National Bureau of Investigation has suffered another debacle in sending a public school teacher to jail who offered a P50-million reward on Twitter for anyone who could kill President Duterte.

This was after the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Olongapo City has junked anew the charges filed against Ronnel Mas for lack of probable cause.

The NBI – an attached agency of the Department of Justice – lost their case against Mas, who was charged with inciting to sedition and violation of Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials).

The NBI filed a motion for reconsideration to the resolution of the prosecutor’s office dated February 16, 2021. The prosecutor’s office junked the cases filed by the complainant NBI for lack of probable cause.

The prosecutor’s office noted that complainant NBI failed to establish that Mas was the owner of the Twitter account, where the controversial tweet came.

NBI agents arrested Mas for posting on Twitter a P50-million bounty for Duterte’s death.

“I will give P50-million reward kung sino makakapatay kay Duterte,” Mas wrote.