News correspondent threatened via text message

08:39 Aug 12 2013 NCR

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A news correspondent received threats via text message from an unknown person after she reported on the tax evasion case of the lawyer handling the case of a political warlord from Mindanao.

The correspondent said that after her report, she received a text message from somebody claiming to know something about the issue that she reported. The "informant" wanted to meet her in Bulacan. When she refused, she got a threat via text from the same number. It read: "Sunod kana sumabog di ako titigil hanggang di ka nagbayad sa ginawa mo!"
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