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Leonardia mulls charges against Puentevellas

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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia is mulling the filling of cybercrime complaints against a former mayor and an incumbent councilor over their alleged malicious posts on social media.

Leonardia alleged that former mayor Monico Puentevella and Councilor Kalaw Puentevella tampered a video depicting President Rodrigo Duterte of dragging the mayor in the illegal drugs trade.

Other posts believed to have been tampered are the 2016 election picture wherein Leonardia was being blamed for Duterte’s loss in the city and the recent speech of the President in Victoria City, Negros Occidental.

“It is not for the purpose of honest reporting, but is actually to malign the reputation of the mayor,”
City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan Bayatan said in The Daily Guardian report.

These posts are meant to send disinformation to the Office of the President, added Bayatan.