- A public school teacher from Zambales was appre
hended by the NBI for tweeting th reats against the li feof President Rodrigo Duterte
- He even offered a P50-million reward
- The teacher became emotional and apologized for his tweets
A teacher who allegedly placed a P50-million bou
nty on President Rodrigo Duterte’s h ead was appre hended by the authorities.
A public school teacher from Sta. Cruz, Zambales was apprehended after he posted th
reats against the li fe of President Rodrigo Duterte on his Twitter account. Using the Twitter handle @RonPrince_, the teacher tweeted; saying that he would reward P50-M to anyone who could end the li fe of the President.
Supporters of the President and other netizens were quick to express their concern on the tweets and tagged the Philippine National
Polic e (PNP) to trace the man behind the post.
The National Bureau of Investigation-Dagupan was able to successfully find the man behind the tweet. He was later on identified as Ronnel Mas, a teacher from Taltal Masinloc, Zambales.
The teacher initially denied the accusations but later on became emotional as he begged the authorities for his freedom.
“Nagso-sorry po [ako] kay Presidente Rodrigo Duterte at nagawa (ko) ito, iyong tweet na iyon, hindi ko po intensyon iyon, hindi ko po intensyon iyon,” Mas was quoted by ABS-CBN.
He added that he didn’t intend for his tweet to become viral. “Sa totoo po kasi, iyong Twitter iyong nagiging saloobin ko, pero walang pumapansin kaya nagawa ko iyon,” he said.
The teacher was turned over to the NBI Central Office for inque
st proceedings. NBI Dagupan Chief Rizaldy Jaymalin said he will face various c harges.