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Ex-Iloilo official Boy Mejorada nabbed over cyber libel charges

Mejorada in 2016 and 2017 went on social media and accused Drilon of corruption related to infrastructure projects in Iloilo.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel “Boy” Mejorada on Monday, November 22, over previous libel convictions.

Mejorada’s partner, Ruby, revealed on facebook that NBI agents arrested him at around 9:20 am. She added that his apprehension was connected to cyber libel complaints filed by Senator Franklin Drilon.

Maligaya (na) ngayon si Drilon. Mapapatahimik si Boy. He wasn’t able to say good-bye and he asked me to post this message for him,” she wrote.

After being found guilty on four counts of online libel, Mejorada was sentenced to two years of imprisonment by the Pasay City Regional Trial Court.

Judge Wilhelmina Jorge Wagan issued the warrant of arrest on January 27.

Mejorada in 2016 and 2017 went on social media and accused Drilon of corruption related to infrastructure projects in Iloilo.

In June 2019, the 2017 conviction against Mejorada for libel was upheld by the Supreme Court.

A warrant of arrest was then issued by the Pasay City RTC Branch 118 in December.

Mejorada also accused supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo of paying others to participate in activities related to her presidential campaign.

Netizens celebrated his arrest. 


Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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