Suspect for Contreras online threat traced; offers public apology

Roxas City—A person who posted an online threat to kill Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras recently issued a public apology.


Arvinjay Lipardo, 19, of Brgy. Ilaya, Ivisan, Capiz was tracked down in Brgy Ilaya and brought by the Ivisan police to the Office of the Provincial Director at Camp Apil, May 14.

Interviewing the local media, Lepardo said he posted the said threat and claimed that he was just carried away by his emotions when he heard a radio commentary on possible extension of General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Lepardo regretted to have done it in the presence of the provincial director.

According to Julio Gustilo Jr., Capiz police chief, no charges will be filed against Lepardo because the governor declined to press charges.

Lepardo issued a public apology to make amends and promised not to do it again.

Meanwhile, Gustilo reminded the public to be very careful in using online platforms to avoid violations of the Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

He also warned the public that the Capiz PNP, thru the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit, will go after individuals or groups who post threat or spread fake news online.