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Warrant of arrest vs ex-PIA chief out

The Regional Trial Court Branch 90 of Quezon City issued a Warrant of Arrest under case no. R-QZN-20-04347-CR for Libel under Section 4 paragraph c(4) Republic Act 10175 also known as cyber libel against former Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director General Harold Clavite. 

The order is the result of a case filed by his Deputy Director General after Clavite posted several statements in his Facebook and Twitter accounts last June 2019, attacking the character of his deputy.

“The Court is convinced that the probable cause exists for the issuance of a Warrant of Arrest against Harold E.Clavite,” according to the order. 

Clavite also faces carnapping and theft complaints filed by PIA before the Quezon City Prosecutors Office.

The former PIA chief resigned at the height of Special Audit team and Fraud Audit team investigations launched by the Commission on Audit (COA). So far, the two teams already issued Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) involving multi-million possible disallowances. ( A contributed article by PIA)

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