Jun 22, 2020 @ 12:04
Netizen in Frankie Pangilinan rape threat may face 16 years in prison
The National Bureau of Investigation has started investigating a netizen who threatened to sexually assault celebrity daughter Frankie Pangilinan who initiated the hugely-popular ‘HijaAko’ movement.
“Meron ng directive si Officer-in-Charge Eric Distor. Inumpisahan na namin tignan lahat ng leads, ” NBI Cybercrime Division chief Victor Lorenzo said.
He pointed out that the netizen maybe held liable for unjust vexation in relation to Cybercrime Prevention Act with a maximum prison term of 12 years.
Just the other day, actress Sharon Cuneta has sought assistance from the Department of Justice for the arrest and prosecution of a social media user who sexually threatened her 19-year-old daughter.
Frankie trended on social media this week when she rebutted television host Ben Tulfo’s victim-blaming remarks on rape victims.
Tulfo even addressed her as “hija” in his tweet, which Frankie responded with a hashtag #HijaAko and backed by many netizens.
Frankie has also been active in tweeting her displeasure over the Anti-Terrorism Bill and support to Rappler boss Maria Ressa, who was convicted of cyber libel charges last Monday.
Hashtag #HijaAko now has over 20,000 tweets mostly from netizens condemning Tulfo’s victim-blaming remarks, with others opting to share their own experiences of sexual harassment