The Philippine National Police (PNP) will investigate former PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy over her social media post threatening a Manila Regional Trial Court judge who rejected the petition to tag the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorists.
During the deliberation of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s budget on Tuesday, Kabataan Rep. Raoul Manuel inquired about the action of the PNP on Badoy’s post.
Before asking his question, Manuel narrated the case of Ronnel Mas, the teacher who issued a remark placing a P50 million reward on then President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Now, I raised this, Mr. Speaker, because our previous spokesperson of the NTF-ELCAC, Lorraine Badoy Partosa, has made a similar action and we want to know if the police have any intention to arrest her because she also placed the safety and security of a Manila judge’s life in peril,” Manuel said.
Manuel noted that while state forces were quick to find and charge Mas the same is not true with Badoy.
“She also explained in the other parts of her post why she thinks that way, but Mr. Speaker, this is very dangerous. Now, will the PNP be able to respond to this? What are their actions regarding this?” Manuel said.
Nueva Vizcaya Rep. Luisa Cuaresma, who sponsored DILG’s budget, said the PNP will follow procedures and will arrest Badoy if a warrant will be issued against her.
After Manuel raised several points, Cuaresma said the PNP will conduct an investigation.
“Mr. Speaker and your Honor, the policemen will investigate Mr. Speaker and we will submit to – will give a copy to the Honorable Raoul Manuel as to the result of the investigation that shall be conducted by our PNP, Mr. Speaker,” Cuaresma said.
In a social media post, Badoy asked people to be lenient with her if she kills the Manila judge out of her political beliefs.