NBI exec confirms filing of fresh raps vs ‘FLM’
A senior official of the National Bureau of Investigation on Friday confirmed that charges for violation of the Cyber Crime Law and Anti-Alias Law have been filed Thursday against internet personality Norman Mangusin alias ‘Francis Leo Marcos.’
NBI Cyber Crime Division Chief Victor Lorenzo disclosed that a complaint for violation of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was filed against Marcos on the strength of the complaint coming from the First Greenmeadows Homeowners’ Association Inc.
According to the homeowners group, Marcos in one of his Youtube videos claimed that ‘affluent members of Greenmeadows’ have refused to give aid to the poor, thereby exposing them to ‘threats, intimidation, and possible harm.’
Also, Lorenzo said that a separate case for violation of the the Anti-Alias Law under Commonwealth Act No. 142, as amended by RA 6085 was filed against Marcos.
Lorenzo disclosed that Marcos’ real name is Norman Mangusin and he doesn’t have a judicial declaration to use the name Francis Leo Marcos or simply ‘FLM’ to his legion of fans.
Just recently, NBI agents arrested Marcos for violation of the Optometry Law after he was accused of distributing eyeglasses without necessary permits.
He was nabbed in his Quezon City residence by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by a court in Baguio City.
Lorenzo said that Marcos’ arrest stemmed from a complaint by the Philippine Association of Ophthalmology.
Marcos became ‘popular’ for his hit ‘Mayaman Challenge’ on social network where he would dare his affluent neighbors and friends to donate money and basic goods like rice to the poor.
He once reportedly claimed that he’s related to the family of former Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos.
But the camp of former senator Bongbong Marcos through his spokesperson, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, denied his claims of being related to the clan.