- Member of Anakbayan UST receives a message from a person claiming to be a member of the NBI.
- Alleged NBI member texts Anakbayan UST a “warning”,
On June 26, a member of Anakbayan UST posted a photo on Twitter containing a message from a person claiming to be a National Bureau of Investigations member.
In the text message, it is said that the NBI has received reports that the Anakbayan UST member is a part of a group that opposes with the ways and decisions of the government, therefore, his cellphone is under surveillance and advised him to be cautious.
“Warning: Ako ay miyembro ng National Bureau of Investigations ng bansang Republika ng Pilipinas. Nabalitaan namin na parte ka ng isang grupo na hindi sumasangayon sa pamamalakad ng aming gobyerno. Dahil dito, ang cellphone na iyong ginagamit ay under surveillance. Sa gayon, inaanyayahan ka namin na bantayan ang sarili mo. Salamat.”
The Anakbayan UST Twitter account posted the screenshot saying that with the caption “”Bantayan mo ang sarili mo,” banta ng isang NBI agent sa isang miyembro ng Anakbayan UST. Isa itong patunay na matindi ang takot ni Duterte sa lahat ng kritiko ng kanyang madugong rehimen at handa siyang gumamit ng kahit anong paraan para pigilan ang paglaban ng mamamayan.”
Other users of the website started replying that the text is fake and the person clarified that the sim and phone are both new.
A netizen backed up the claims of Anakbayan UST saying that it happened to her friend as well.
“This happened to my friend too. So, for people who think this is a fake SMS: If you people were in this person’s shoes and knew you were doing something against the norms, you would not hesitate to act for safety purposes when you receive threats from (supposed) authorities.”