Journalist nabbed while jogging

Broadcaster Waldy Carbonnel was arrested Sunday morning while jogging along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City to face six counts of cyber libel filed against him in Ilocos Norte.

Bail was set for the 79-year-old Carbonnel at P72,000 for each of the six counts of the complaint filed before Judge Bonhoeffer Bernardez of the Laoag City Regional Trial Court Branch 15.

The journalist was arrested by undercover personnel of the Caloocan City police criminal investigation and detection group at about 9:30 a.m. near a shopping mall.

On 30 October last year, Carbonnel said in a Youtube post that Piddig, Ilocos Norte Mayor Eduardo Guillen filed the cyber libel case against him.

In that posted video, Carbonnel accused the Piddig government official of involvement in graft and corruption, as well as some radio commentators of having been paid to malign him.

Carbonnel’s arrest was recorded live and posted on his Facebook account. His camp said he was treated well by the arresting officers.

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