Kami ang boss niyo! Diokno calls out police for arresting ordinary citizens for threatening Duterte

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Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno calls out the police for coming after the ordinary Filipinos critical of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Diokno shared his opinion on May 14 after a salesman was arrested by authorities over threats against the president.

“Pano aarestuhin ng PNP itong salesman na minura ang Pangulo kung Pangulo nga mismo e minura ang senador, Santo Papa, ang Simbahan, at napakarami pang iba? Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan.” Diokno said

The lawyer also pointed out that even the president himself has publicly criticized and cursed the Pope and clergies.

He also reminded the Philippine National Police (PNP) that their job is to protect the Filipinos not the president.

Police arrested a salesman in Agusan del Norte province after he cursed at President Duterte in a social media post.

Reynaldo Orcullo, 41, from Nasipit town, is the fourth person arrested by authorities over threatening online posts against the chief executive.

Earlier, a teacher in Zambales, a construction worker in Aklan and a woman in Cebu after they offered a supposed reward of P50 million to P100 million for those who would kill Mr. Duterte were also arrested by the police.

Police Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., Caraga police director, explained that Orcullo posted alleged libellous statements, prompting his arrest for violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175).

“Alam na pattern, mosalida si Go konuhay siya mohangyo sa buang nga Pangulo, Digong gago. Buang si Digong (We know the pattern, [Sen. Bong] Go would put up a show asking the crazy President. Digong is stupid. Digong is crazy).” Orcullo’s post said

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