Sen. Sotto Grateful to TP for Helping the NBI in Tracing the 5 People Allegedly Spreading Fake News


“Traceable naman lahat ‘yun e. Magaling `yung si Thinking Pinoy ha. Maraming natutunan ang NBI sa kanya (These can all be traced. Thinking Pinoy is quite good. The NBI was able to learn a lot from him),” this is the statement released by Sen. Tito who is grateful for Thinking Pinoy in helping the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).



Veteran lawmaker and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday that the NBI had submitted to him a report on the blog "Seven Deadly Sens," which was posted by the handlers of "Silent No More" (SNM) blog and "Pinoy Ako Blog," (PAB).

According to the NBI they have identified five people allegedly involved in the "Fake News" that maligned seven senators for their supposed refusal to support a Senate resolution denouncing extrajudicial killings (EJKs).

The controversial blog post claimed that Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, Richard Gordon, Emmanuel Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Gregorio Honasan Jr., Cynthia Villar and Tito Sotto had refused to sign Resolution 516, drafted by opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan, denouncing EJKs of suspected drug personalities.

In an interview with local radio station dwIZ, Sen. Sotto was quoted as saying "Meron na. Hina-hunting na sila. Kasi ang balita namin 'yung isa nag abroad bigla (There is a report already. They are being hunted down. We learned that one of them suddenly went abroad), Sotto said.

Sen. Sotto added further that "Duon mo makikita e, sign of guilt. Alam na nu’ng NBI. At meron na rin akong kaso na naka prepare (You can see that it is a sign of guilt. The NBI knows already. And I have prepared a case already),” he said.

The senator one of those lawmakers who was accused by PAB and SNM also confirmed that the NBI was running after Cocoy Dayao, the supposed handler of SNM. However, Sen. Sotto, declined to identify the four others involved in spreading fake news.

Cocoy Dayao failed to attend the Senate hearing on October 4, despite the fact that Sen. Pacquiao and Villar wanted him to explain why he called them names in his post, which they said had damaged their reputation.

Sen. Sotto on the other hand, has yet to comment on the decision of Jover Laurio, the blogger behind PAB, who revealed her identity following alleged harassment from Pro-Duterte blogger, RJ Nieto, the blogger behind the more popular Thinking Pinoy Blog.

Source: The Manila Times


Sen. Sotto Grateful to TP for Helping the NBI in Tracing the 5 People Allegedly Spreading Fake News Sen. Sotto Grateful to TP for Helping the NBI in Tracing the 5 People Allegedly Spreading Fake News Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/15/2017 Rating: 5

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