“At the PNP-Anti Cybercrime Division. Investigation has begun. Please help me put a stop to this. Thank you,” TV5 news anchor Paolo Bediones said uploading an image showing that he was blackmailed using his intimate video.
Earlier this week a 6-minute-44-second bed scene video of Paolo Bediones and an unnamed female partner spreads over the internet.
The alleged blackmailer sent an SMS to Bediones saying, I have your sex videos, I am not hard to negotiate. If you don’t want this video to come out on public, call me. I will wait for your call. Don’t make it long, I am impatient. The blackmailer sent a message using Filipino.
“Our probers are checking the links of the uploaded videos on the Internet to trace the ones who uploaded it and make them liable for their acts,” PNP-Anti Cybercrime Division Chief Inspector Jay Guillermo said.
“We told him (Bediones) to file a case so we can formally investigate and trace the uploaders of the video and make them liable under this special law.”
Republic Act 9995 says uploading a sex video is punishable with three to seven years of imprisonment or a fine of P100,000 to P500,000.